Cayman Trough

The Cayman Trench is a 7,680 m deep and up to 965 km long deepwater channel in the Caribbean Sea, a marginal sea of ​​the western Atlantic Ocean ( Atlantic).


As part of the Caribbean is the Cayman Trench between the Cayman Islands in the north, the south-eastern Cuba in the northeast, Haiti to the east, in the southeast of Jamaica, Honduras and the Gulf of Honduras to the southwest and the Yucatanbecken in the west and northwest. There he is between about 17 and 20 ° north latitude, and 75 and 87 ° west longitude.


The Cayman Trench forms the northwestern part of the deep seam of the North American plate and the Caribbean plate in the northwest to the southeast.