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North Andes Plate

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North Andes Plate

Map of the North Andes Plate (as "Andes du Nord") and its neighbouring plates (in French)

The North Andes Plate is a small tectonic plate located in the northern Andes. It is squeezed between the faster moving South American Plate and the Nazca Plate. Due to the subduction of the Nazca Plate this area is very prone to volcanic and seismic activity.


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