The formation of the Andes

The formation of the Andes

The Andes were formed by the collision of two tectonic plates, one oceanic and one continental.

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Geography

Keywords

Andes, South America, Aconcagua, Nazca plate, oceanic trench, subduction, granite, volcano, volcanic eruption, earthquake, geyser, metamorphosis, plate tectonics, tectonic plate, rock, asthenosphere, regional, geological, history of the Earth, geography

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7000 Km, The highest peaks of the Andes:, Aconcagua, 6962 m, Ojos del Salado, 6893 m, Monte Pissis, 6793 m, Huascaran, 6768 m, Cerro Bonete, 6759 m, Nazca Plate, South American Plate, Peru-Chile Trench, JURASSIC PERIOD:, 200-145 MILLION YEARS AGO, CRETACEOUS PERIOD:, 145-65 MILLION YEARS AGO, METAMORPHOSIS, GRANITE, Asthenosphere, ANDESITE = ANDES + ITE (SUFFIX SHOWING ORIGIN)
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