Map of Japan showing Kumano Pluton (IMAGE) University of Texas at Austin Caption The Kumano Pluton is in southern Japan near the Nankai subduction zone. A research team led by The University of Texas at Austin compiled seismic data to create a 3D model of the Earth beneath the study area. Credit UT Jackson School of Geosciences Usage Restrictions Please credit creator License Original content Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.