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