Dictionary of Geotourism

2020 Edition
| Editors: Anze Chen, Young Ng, Erkuang Zhang, Mingzhong Tian

American Plate

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-2538-0_49

The western margin of the American Plate is composed of the San Andreas Fault, Middle America Trench and Peru-Chile Trench. Its eastern border is composed of the Mid-Atlantic Ridges. The plate has been divided into the North American Plate and South American Plate.

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