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madeline knights

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Transcript of NAZCA PLATE!!!!

The Nazca Plate! The Nazca Plate is named after southern region called “Nazca” in Peru. The eastern part of the plate is a convergent boundary running along the coast of South America. The northern part of the plate is a divergent boundary running along the side of the Cocos Plate. The southern side of the plate is a divergent boundary by the Antarctic Plate, and the western side is also a divergent boundary along the Pacific Plate. What type of Plate Boundaries
Does the Nazca Plate have? By: Hailey, Maddie, And Madeline How do the plate boundaries effect the region? The plate boundaries in this region are divergent and convergent. The Nazca plate and the South American plate collide together at the convergent boundaries to form mountains called the Andes Mountains. The Nazca plate and the Cocos plate pull apart at the divergent boundaries which forms a rift valley called the Galapagos Rift. What might living
in this region be like? There is only one place within the Nazca Plate where poeple can live. This place is a group of islands called the Galapagos Islands. There is a group of 16 major islands, and a variety of smaller islands spread about. All of these boundaries have created a variety of landforms on these islands. For example, there are 14 volcanoes on many different islands. Since there are many active volcanoes, people are prepared for any eruptions that may occur. Historical Fact! The Galapagos islands were actually founded by accident. Tomas de Berlanga was the pope of Panama and was traveling to Peru. He got off course and landed on these islands. He reported to King Charles V of Spain about his findings. He came across a giant Galapagos tortoise, and named the island after it. Fun things to do while
on the Galapagos Islands. Plate tectonics make this an interesting region because there are so many sights you can see, like on the island Isabela for instance. This island has 5 active volcanoes which you can see while hiking. There are many animals you may see also. If you were hiking along the island, you would most likely see a Giant Tortoise, Large Marine Iguanas, and Flightless Birds. Interesting cities! Caleta Tagus is a city on Isabela Island. This was a really big place for pirates and hunting whales. There's also a small cave that has inscriptions from the 1800s. Puerto Ayora is one of the biggest cities on the islands. You can go to Pelican Bay where you can go diving. You can also go on island cruises here. Pictures!
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