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Konvergerende plater (platetektonikk)

Det kalles en konvergent plategrense når to tektoniske plater beveger seg mot hverandre. Et annet navn på dette fenomenet er subduksjonssone. Den tyngre oseanplaten vil etter hvert synke under den lettere kontinentalplaten. Andesfjellkjeden er et slikt eksempel.

Picture Source: https://arstechnica.com/science/2015/04/magma-beneath-the-cascade-volcanoes-might-be-special-blend/

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