Vast amounts of water moving to Earth's mantle

Jan 28, 2014, 10:02 AM EST
The western most tip of U.S.-Mexico border fence stretches into the Pacific Ocean on October 3, 2013 in San Diego, California.
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Scientists at the University of Liverpool in the U.K. have discovered that deep sea fault zones could be transporting vast amounts of water into the Earth's mantle. Up to three and a half times the amount of water in all the oceans could be flowing into that layer according to the researchers who studied earthquakes occuring many miles below Earth's surface.

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