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
Tension Failures
Earthquakes Drop Local Gravity
Plate Reversals
Earthquake Driving Force
Earthquakes Correlate with Low Tides
Earthquakes Far from Plate Boundaries
Deep Earthquakes
Fossils in Trenches
Fast Seismic Waves
Images of Earth’s Interior