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The Earth’s deepest underwater trench is located in the Pacific Ocean, just east of the Mariana Islands. Formed by a process known as subduction, which is when a tectonic plate is submerged by another, the Mariana(s) Trench is crescent shaped and extends about 1500 miles long and 43 miles wide. In 2009, as a part of the Marianas Trench National Monument, the entire area became a US protected zone. The trench’s maximum… Read More