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Cartoon view of the position of the flat slab. See data

The seismometers (red line running from Acapulco through Mexico City and on, almost to the Gulf of Mexico). The volcanic arc (red triangles) is seen to lie further inland than expected for a subduction zone. The slab lies right up against the crust. [Modified from Perez-Campos et al., GRL 2008].

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