This geologic profile displays a section of the eastern border of the Nazca Plate, which is a convergent boundary where the oceanic crust from the Nazca Plate subducts underneath the continental crust of the South American plate. This section of the eastern border of the Nazca Plate is shown in this geologic profile.
The subduction of the Nazca Plate under South America, which resulted in the formation of the Andes Range, and the subduction of the Juan de Fuca Plate under North America, which resulted in the formation of the Garibaldi, Baker, and St. Elias mountain ranges, are two examples of ocean-continent convergent boundaries.
Google Earth was the original source. The Nazca plate is a tectonic plate that is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is responsible for the formation of the Andean orogeny. It has convergent and divergent borders, corners many triple junctions, has three seamount chains, and overrides four hotspots (Figure 1).
Minor Type Plates of the Nazca Culture Area of about 15,600,000,000 km 2 Movement 1 in a north-easterly direction Speed 1 between 40 and 53 millimeters per year 3 additional rows
Through the East Pacific Rise and the Chile Rise, the Pacific Plate and the Antarctic Plate respectively form the Nazca Plate’s western and southern boundaries, respectively. The Nazca Plate is located between these two plates.
|Approximate area||15,600,000 km2|
Both the Pacific Plate and the Nazca Plate are separated from one another by a divergent border.
Between the South American Plate and the Nazca Plate, what kind of a plate border may be found? Which plate has precedence over the others? Plate border with convergent edges. The South American Plate is the plate that is currently in control.
Volcanic activity that occurred in a subduction zone along the convergent boundary between the South American plate and the Nazca plate eventually gave rise to the Andes Mountains, which are now included in the Southern Cordillera. One of the numerous volcanoes that can be found in the Andes Range is the Aracar volcano, which has a peak elevation of 6,082 meters.
The trench was formed as a consequence of a convergent boundary, which occurs when the eastern margin of the oceanic Nazca Plate is subducted beneath the continental South American Plate.
The boundary with the African Plate is divergent along the easterly edge; the boundary with the Antarctic Plate, the Scotia Plate, and the Sandwich Plate is complex along the southerly edge; the boundary with the subducting Nazca Plate is convergent along the western edge; and the boundary with the Caribbean Plate and the South American Plate is located along the northern edge.
The Nazca plate is a tectonic plate that is located in the southeastern Pacific Ocean and is responsible for the formation of the Andean orogeny. It has convergent and divergent borders, corners many triple junctions, has three seamount chains, and overrides four hotspots (Figure 1).
The size of the Nazca Plate has been decreasing. In spite of the fact that certain portions of its western boundary with the Pacific Plate are divergent, there are spots where plates can grow.
Boundaries of the African Plate Convergent borders are what we refer to as ″subduction zones,″ and this is the process by which one tectonic plate slides under another. In this particular instance, the African plate is sliding underneath the Eurasian plate. In addition to the African plate, there are varied limits on all of the other plates.