The MH370 search area encompasses the seabed on and around Broken Ridge, an extensive linear, mountainous sea floor structure that once formed the margin between two geological plates. These plates spread apart between 20 and 100 million years ago, under similar processes found today at spreading plate margins such as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

The sea floor around Broken Ridge still retains many of the large geological structures typical of spreading plate margins where volcanism and tectonic movements produce volcanoes (now extinct), high rugged ridges and deep trenches.

The recently acquired high-resolution bathymetry data has revealed many of these seabed features for the first time. It is also revealing finer-scale seabed features that were not visible in the previous low-resolution, satellite-derived bathymetry data.

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 8 (Bernama) -- Underwater search for the seven-month missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 was now prioritised to an area further south on the 'seventh arc' search area in the Indian Ocean.

The decision was confirmed based on the latest analyses undertaken by a team from the United Kingdom, United States, Australia and Malaysia.

An official report detailing on the analyses was released by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB), which spearheaded the search operation, today.

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 7 (Bernama) -- Malaysia-China cooperation including in dealing with the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and major joint ventures, were among the subjects discussed by a high-ranking Chinese politician with Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, here Tuesday.

The visiting State Councillor Yang Jie Chi called on Najib, who is also the Finance Minister, at the Finance Ministry here.

Also present were the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to China, Tan Sri Ong Ka Ting, China's Ambassador to Malaysia Huang Huikang and Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Liu Zhenmin.

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