Collision of India & Tectonic Evolution of SE Asia - CR Scotese

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Collision of India & Tectonic Evolution of SE Asia - CR Scotese

This animation shows the collision of Asia to form the Himalaya mountains and Tibetan plateau. It also show the tectonic evolution of SE Asia. The colors represent: blue - deep ocean, light blue - shallow water flooding the continental lowlands, green - lowlands, brown - mountains. The animation begins by running backward and then moves forward in time starting at 100 million years ago. Major Events: 100 Ma - India rifts away from Madagascar and is pulled northward by a subduction zone dipping beneath Asia, 50 Ma - The northernmost part of India ("Greater India") collides with Asia; Australia rifts away from Antarctica, 3) 40 Ma - SE Asia is deformed and squeezes out to the east. The South China Sea opens. 4) 30 Ma - SEAsia continue to deform as India plows into Asia. Australia approaches., 5) 10 Ma - Australia begins to collide with the island arcs near Java and Sumatra, 6) Australia slides past SE Asia

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Raitem
9 months ago
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Olga777
11 months ago
Интересно! Неужели так и было?