Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

South American Plate

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_2303

The South American Plate includes the western part of South America and the South Atlantic. Its eastern boundary is the Mid-Atlantic Ridges, and the deep Chilean Trench, which is near to the coast of South America, is located to the west. This plate moves west, and the deep Chile-Peru Trench and the towering Andean Mountain ranges formed due to the subduction of the Nazca Plate to the west.

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