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Which of the following features was not created by subduction ?? Plz help 1.Andes 2.Alps 3.Mariana Trench 4.Japan

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Blair Lewis on April 13, 2018

The correct answer is - 2. Alps.The Alps, unlike the other three mentioned, are not formed by subduction. They were formed by a collision between the African and the Eurasian tectonic plates. Because of the collision, the earth began to lift. As the earth was raising, in what is known as the Alpine orogeny, the Ocean of Tethys that was between the two continents was beginning to close and disappear, and as the ground was rising more and more, the Alps began to took the form that we see today.


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