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Odd "Sombrero" Uplift Observed In Andean Mountains Due To Magma Chamber
2012-10-12 15:10:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Geophysicists at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have identified a unique phenomenon in Altiplano-Puna plateau, located in the central Andes near the borders of Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. Magma underneath the Earth´s crust is forcing the ground up in one spot, and at the same time sinking the ground around it. The result is something the researchers have described as the “sombrero uplift,” after the...


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