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

Magma underneath the Earth’s crust is forcing the ground up at a certain spot, but at the same time sinking the ground around it. The result is something researchers are describing as the “sombrero uplift,” after the popular Mexican hat.


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