Trench Theories Comparison Chart

Green circles indicate the theory explains the evidence well, yellow not so well, and red the least well.

Trenches Evidence to be Explained Hydroplate Plate Tectonic
Other
“Fossil” (Ancient) Trenches
Initiation
Undistorted Layers in Trenches
Concentrated Trenches
Arcs and Cusps
Frictional Resistance
Displaced Material
Reasonable Driving Mechanism
Wide Earthquakes

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