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TITLE: The Making of the Hilalaya


[Photo: The Making of the Himalaya]
80 million years ago: As the Indo-Australian Plate moved northward, it began descending beneath the Eurasian Plate. 40 million years ago: An intervening oceanic basin was completely consumed, causing the Indian and Asian continents to collide. Today: The two plates continue to collide, deforming rock and raising the Himalaya at a rate of 1 cm (0.4 in) a year.

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