Earth  ID: 1322

The Farallon Plate

Farallon Plate sinks beneath North American Plate and scrapes along bottom of continent for 1,500 kilometers before sinking again.

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James W. Williams (GST): Lead Animator
Hans-Peter Bunge (Princeton University): Scientist
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SVS >> Subduction
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