The Farallon Plate

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio

In this animation from NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, the Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

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Subject: Geoscience:Geology:Geophysics:Geodynamics
Resource Type: Audio/Visual:Animations/Video, Images/Illustrations
Special Interest: Visualization