Kuril Trench

[ koor-il trench ]

  1. an oceanic trench in the North Pacific Ocean off the southeast coast of Russia’s Kamchatka Peninsula, along which the subduction of the Pacific Plate beneath the Okhotsk Plate is generating significant volcanic activity.

Origin of Kuril Trench

First recorded in 1925–30
  • Also called Ku·ril–Kam·chat·ka Trench [koor-il-kam-chaht-kuh-trench] /ˈkʊər ɪl kæmˈtʃɑt kə ˈtrɛntʃ/ .

Words Nearby Kuril Trench

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