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NORTH PACIFIC
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NAZCA PLATE
SOUTH AMERICAN PLATE
PERU-CHILE TRENCH
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Definitions

  1. The Peru-Chile Trench is a manifestation of very active subduction along the South American continent.
  2. The Peru-Chile Trench is a deep trough in the ocean floor which runs parallel to the mountain chain from latitude 4° North to 40°South.
  3. Along the Peru-Chile trench, the Pacific plate is being subducted under the South American plate, which responds by crumpling to form the Andes. (Web site)

Plates

  1. The boundary between the two plates is marked by the Peru-Chile Trench.

North Pacific

  1. Significant oceanic trenches in this region are the Middle America Trench in the North Pacific and the Peru-Chile Trench in the South Pacific.

South America

  1. The longest trench is the Peru-Chile Trench, which extends some 5,900 kilometres along the west side of South America.

Cross-Sections

  1. Fig. 7. Cross-sections across the Peru-Chile trench (left) and Bonin-Honshu arc (right), showing hypocenters. (Web site)

Earthquake

  1. On August 16, 1868, an earthquake with a magnitude estimated at 8.5 struck the oceanic trench currently known as the Peru-Chile Trench. (Web site)

Pacific Ocean

  1. To the west the Andes ends at the Pacific Ocean, although the Peru-Chile trench can be considerated its ultimate western limit.

Subduction Zone

  1. North of Taitao Peninsula this subduction zone is made up of the Peru-Chile Trench which is the boundary between the South American and the Nazca Plates. (Web site)

South American Continent

  1. The Peru-Chile Trench is a manifestation of very active subduction along the South American continent.

Nazca Plate

  1. Perhaps sediment from the Nazca Plate, which is diving under South America in the Peru-Chile Trench, is scraping off on the roots of the Andes.

South American Plate

  1. The ongoing subduction along the Peru-Chile Trench of the Nazca Plate under the South American Plate is largely responsible for the Andean orogeny.

Peru-Chile Trench

  1. Along the western coast of South America, the Peru-Chile trench marks where the Nazca plate is being subducted beneath the South American plate. (Web site)
  2. The eastern margin is a convergent boundary subduction zone under the South American Plate and the Andes Mountains, forming the Peru-Chile Trench.
  3. Along the Peru-Chile trench, the Pacific plate is being subducted under the South American plate, which responds by crumpling to form the Andes. (Web site)

Categories

  1. Americas > Latin America > South America > South American Plate
  2. Americas > Latin America > South America > Nazca Plate
  3. Eastern Margin
  4. South American Continent
  5. Subducted Beneath
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