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The Himalayas

Plate Tectonics Summative Assessment

Rawie Elnur

on 7 March 2013

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Plate Tectonics Summative Assessment The Himalayas The Himalayas is a mountain range that is located in Asia. It spreads throughout 5 countries which are: Nepal, Bhutan, China, India, and Pakistan. The Himalayas spread 2500 km wide which is about 1500 miles. The formation of the Himalayas was caused by 1 stage that took place along the convergent boundary between the Eurasian Plate and Indo-Australian Plate.The tectonic plates collided causing them to rise up which caused the Himalayas which are referred to as a fold mountain as they were formed by compression. The first stage is the continental collision of the Eurasian Plate and Indo-Australian Plate. This occurred 70 million years ago, when the Indo-Australian Plate was moving north at about 15 cm per year rate and thats when it collided with the Eurasian Plate. The Himalayan mountains consist of the worlds highest mountain ‘Mount Everest’ which has a peak of 8,848 meters above sea level and the Himalayas also include over 100 other mountains. Bibliography:

"Geology of the Himalayan Mountains." Geology of the Himalayan Mountains. N.p., 24 Feb. 2010. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.

Bilham, Roger. "Birth of the Himalaya." PBS. PBS, n.d. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.

"Himalayas." Wikipedia. Wikimedia Foundation, 03 Mar. 2013. Web. 1 Mar. 2013.





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