Japan Trench

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The Japan Trench can be seen to the right of Japan, and is noticeably deeper than elsewhere

The Japan Trench is an oceanic trench, and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire. It extends from the Kuril Islands to the Bonin Islands and is 9,000 meters (30,000 ft) at its deepest. It is an extension of the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench to the north and the Izu-Ogasawara Trench to its south. This trench is created when the oceanic Pacific plate subducts beneath the continental Eurasian plate. The subduction process, together with the friction created 'drags' the oceanic plate underneath the continental plate which Japan sits on, causing a deep-sea trench to be formed. The interactions of the Tectonic plates at the Japan Trench is one of the reasons why tsunamis and earthquakes in Japan are relatively frequent.

On August 11, 1989 the Shinkai 6500 three-person submersible descended to 6,526 meters (21,414 ft.) while exploring the Japan Trench.

History

Showa Series

Submersion of Japan

Dr. Tadokoro, Onodera Toshio and Assistant Professor Yukinaga used a submersible to descend into the trench, and find the source of the chaos which was affecting Japan.

Millennium Series

Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S.

After being ordered to finish the helpless Godzilla, Kiryu became once again possessed by the first Godzilla's spirit, and disobeyed the order. Instead of killing his brethren, Kiryu grabbed the restrained Godzilla and flew him over the Pacific Ocean, heading right to the Japan Trench. Kiryu noticed that operator Yoshito Chujo was still inside of him, and turned upside down so that Yoshito could fall through an open hatch to safety. Kiryu displayed the message "Sayonara Yoshito" on a monitor and plunged into the Japan Trench, sinking himself with Godzilla. In doing so, Kiryu both saved the life of one of his own kind and saved Japan from enduring Godzilla's wrath in the near future.

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Showa
Countries Japan (HiroshimaNagasakiTokyoKobeOsakaNagoyaOkinawaHokkaidoKyotoFukuoka) • China (Beijing) • Philippines (Manila) • United States (New York City) • England • (London) • France (Paris) • Russia (Moscow) • Rolisica (New Kirk City)Selgina
Geographic points Mount AsoMount FujiPacific Ocean (Odo IslandIwato IslandFaro IslandMatango IslandInfant IslandSergio IslandLetchi IslandSollgel IslandMonster IslandMondo IslandMonsterlandJapan Trench) • Tokyo BayOsaka Bay
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEurope) • MysteroidPlanet RPlanet PairaVenusMarsJupiterPlanet XThe MoonGorathTerraPlanet Fire GodDark Gaseous Nebula of the OrionM Space HunterPlanet PeacelandPlanet GarogaPlanet BulgarBlack Hole Planet 3
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerOsaka CastleSaikai BridgeHaneda AirportAtami CastleMuNagoya TowerNagoya CastleWakato BridgeKurobe DamArc de TriompheGodzilla TowerSeatopiaUnderground Cave
Heisei
Countries Japan (TokyoOsakaHokkaido (Sapporo) • FukuokaNagoyaYokohama (Minato Mirai 21) • KyotoKobeKagoshimaKumamotoOkinawa) • China (Hong Kong) • PhilippinesRussiaSaradia
Geographic points Mount MiharaMount FujiLake AshiPacific Ocean (Lagos IslandInfant IslandAdonoa IslandBirth IslandGodzilla IslandMatango IslandBungo ChannelYakushimaNilai-Kanai Temple)
Planets and continents Earth (Asia) • MarsJupiterMonster PlanetPlanet Torendiru
Miscellaneous Mihama Nuclear Power PlantNational Diet BuildingFukuoka TowerSapporo TowerNagoya CastleNagoya TowerYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeCosmo Clock 21Tokyo TowerKai Tak AirportTokyo Bay Aqua-LineTokyo Metropolitan Government BuildingTokyo Telecom CenterIkata Nuclear Power PlantHaneda AirportAriake ColiseumUnderworld
Millennium
Countries Japan (TokyoOkinawaTokaiManazuruHokkaido (Nemuro) • OsakaYokohamaTateyama) • United States (New York CityArizona) • France (Paris) • Australia (Sydney) • New Guinea (Papua) • China (Shanghai)
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (KiganjimaInfant IslandJapan Trench) • Atlantic Ocean (English Channel) • Mount MyokoLake IkedaAokigaharaMount FujiArea G
Planets and continents Earth (AsiaAmericaEuropeOceaniaAntarcticaNew Guinea) • GorathPlanet Fire God
Miscellaneous National Diet BuildingTokyo TowerTokai Nuclear Power PlantYokohama Landmark TowerYokohama Bay BridgeSydney Opera HouseEiffel TowerTokyo Bay
American films
Countries United States (New York CityHawaiiNevadaSan FranciscoBoston) • Japan (Janjira) • PhilippinesFrance (French Polynesia) • Jamaica
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Bikini AtollSkull Island)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaOceaniaAsia)
Miscellaneous Empire State BuildingWorld Trade CenterMadison Square GardenBrooklyn BridgeHonolulu International AirportGolden Gate BridgeYucca Mountain Nuclear Waste Repository
Printed media
Countries United States (CaliforniaNew York CityTexasDistrict of Columbia) • Japan (Tokyo) • Brazil • (Sao Paulo) • South Korea (Seoul) • Russia (Moscow) • Mexico
Geographic points Pacific Ocean (Monster IslandMonster IslandsInfant IslandMoansta Island)
Planets and continents Earth (AmericaAsiaEurope)
Miscellaneous Golden Gate BridgeEiffel TowerHell


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