The September 16 earthquake was the result of convergence between the Nazca
and South American tectonic plates," said Dr.
Ruggles and Saunders note that one of the most surprising features of the Nazca
lines is how little they have been damaged; movement across this landscape when the lines were being made and used must have been strictly controlled.
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These sprawling structures, mostly earthen mounds, create the type of landscape art most famously seen in the Nazca
region of Peru, reports Live Science.
Chile is one of the world's most seismic countries and is particularly prone to tsunamis, because of the way the Nazca
tectonic plate plunges beneath the South American plate, pushing the towering Andes cordillera ever higher.
and South American tectonic plates rub up against each other just off the coast of Iquique, where a "seismic gap" has been building up.
The official unveiling was made at a meeting in Lima convened by the Peruvian Air Force, at which discussion was devoted to UFOs and Peru's mysterious Nazca
lines, a series of massive, ancient geoglyphs located in the Nazca
Desert in Southern Peru.
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The coexistence of landscape and geometry is most obviously observed in a suite of seven photographs, whose very long title ends incomplete infinity--images taken in Peru's Palpa Valley, near the ancient geoglyphs known as the Nazca
The plate boundary offshore of Colombia is also characterized by convergence, where the Nazca
plate subducts beneath South America towards the east at a rate of approximately 65 mm/yr.
The USGS pinpointed the quake in the Nazca
tectonic plate area.
Famous line drawings etched into Peru's Nazca
desert plateau around 1,500 years ago are enduring puzzles.