Does water seeps right into the earth's core?

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Offline wanhafizi

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Does water seeps right into the earth's core?
« on: 15/09/2009 05:29:12 »
Hi there,

What will happen to water seeping through the soil? I know there are rivers and tunnels underground, but is there any chance water going deeper than that? What will happen to it?


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Does water seeps right into the earth's core?
« Reply #1 on: 15/09/2009 05:44:41 »
Water can end up deep in the mantle.  In subduction zones, water trapped in oceanic sediments can get pushed (dragged?) deep into the mantle by the subducting slab.
Temperature/pressure gradients keep most continental surface waters from moving deep into the crust.
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