Oceans quiz #1

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Last updated: April 6, 2017
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What oceanic plate is located off the western coast of South America and shares its name with an ancient Peruvian people?
Nazca Plate
Name this trench in the South Pacific Ocean whose deepest point is known as Horizon Deep.
Tonga Trench
This trench, north of the Japanese Island of Hokkaido shares its name with both a peninsula and an island chain.
Kuril-Kamchatka Trench
Name this undersea mountain chain that stretches from Hawaii and has its highest point at Mauna Kea.
Emperor Seamounts
Name this trench that is caused by the subduction of the Pacific Plate under the Indo-Australian Plate and stretches from New Zealand.
Kermadec Trench
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This zone, in the Earth’s surface, is a long mountainous lineation on the North Pacific seafloor. The zone trends east-northeast for 1,900 miles (3,000 km) from latitude 28° N, longitude 155° W (north of the Hawaiian Islands) to the base of the continental slope off Los Angeles. Name this zone.
Murray Fracture Zone
This warm current flows from the Gulf of Aden, through the Mozambique channel and to South Africa. Its name is Portuguese for "Needles." Name this current.
Agulhas Current
This cold current flows from the Chukchi Peninsula in Russia, then down to the Kamchatka Peninsula. After parrelleling the Kuril Islands, it reaches Japan. Name this current.
Oyashio Current
Name this cold current that flows along the Southwestern coast of Africa.
Benguela Current
Name this current that parrallels Tasmania's Western Coast.
Zeehan Current
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