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No focal mechanism solutions that show underthrusting were found for shallow earthquakes along the trench, although event 133 in section K of Figure 5 may represent a compressional bending stress on the bottom of the subducting plate. Only one intermediate depth earthquake has a focal mechanism solution along the North Sulawesi subduction zone. Event 134 (section K of Figure 5) could be interpreted as having a T axis that is oriented down the dip' of the seismic zone. This would help provide some support for a south-dipping seismic zone.

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