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Plate Tectonics

 
 
Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 03:51 pm
Looking at a plate tectonics world map, it seems that plates are converging on Africa from both East and West, with no area of subduction between. How can this be? Where is the crustal material going?
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raprap
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:30 pm
@mChafford ,
The Mediterranean Mountains--
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rosborne979
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 04:42 pm
@mChafford ,
Either up or down, there's nowhere else to go.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 06:00 pm
@mChafford ,
Which map are you looking at?

Joe(The mid Atlantic seam is pushing South America and Africa apart)Nation
cicerone imposter
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 06:53 pm
@Joe Nation,
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Joe(The mid Atlantic seam is pushing South America and Africa apart)Nation


Hasn't that been going on for billions of years? Mr. Green
mChafford
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 07:03 pm
@cicerone imposter,
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The mid Atlantic seam is pushing South America and Africa apart


True, but the spreading ridge in the Indian Ocean must be pushing Africa from the other side.
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Butrflynet
 
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Reply Mon 23 Apr, 2012 10:18 pm
@mChafford ,
You might find this page at the USGS of interest. Scroll down the page and you'll find info on the various plate actions around Africa.

http://pubs.usgs.gov/gip/dynamic/understanding.html
mChafford
 
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Reply Tue 24 Apr, 2012 05:48 am
@Butrflynet,
Thanks Butrflynet,
Looks like there is a lot of good, up to date info there. All I need now is time to study it. Smile
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