Nazca Ridge

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The Nazca Ridge is an ocean ridge in the southern Pacific Ocean. It lies on the Nazca Plate and is being subducted in the Peru-Chile Trench under the South American Plate by ongoing plate motion.[1]


External links[edit]

  • Jyotiranjan S. Ray et al. (June 2012). "Chronology and Geochemistry of Lavas from the Nazca Ridge and Easter Seamount Chain: an ∼30 Myr Hotspot Record". Journal of Petrology (Oxford University Press) 53 (6). doi:10.1093/petrology/egs021. 

Coordinates: 18°S 79°W / 18°S 79°W / -18; -79