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Altiplano Plate

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Subject: South American Plate, Earth and Its surface, Geology of Bolivia, Geology of Chile, Geology of Peru
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Altiplano Plate

Altiplano Plate
Type Minor
Movement1 north-west
Speed1 26mm/year
Features Peru, Bolivia, Altiplano, Pacific Ocean
1Relative to the African Plate

The Altiplano Plate is a tectonic plate located in southern Peru, western Bolivia and far northern Chile. It consists mostly of the central Andes and the Altiplano of Peru and Bolivia. The western border is where the Nazca Plate subducts underneath this plate.

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