Scientists drill 8,023-metre deep hole off Japan to study history of earthquakes in the region

Japan is hit by an average of 1,500 earthquakes each year. Now to study the history of the earthquakes in the region, scientists drilled the deepest hole in the seabed of the Pacific Ocean near the Japan Trench on May 14. The crew of Expedition 386 drilled 8,023 metres deep into the Pacific Ocean, breaking […]