The Visible Earths
01- Nazca,Cocos,Caribbean
02- Pre-Cambrian
03- Shields of the Earth
04- Shield Re-assembly
05- Volcanic Activity
06- Hinge Faults
07- Himalayas
08- Juan De Fuca, Gorda
09- Ring of Fire
10- Oceans Closed
11- Earthquake Waves
12- Mirror Plates
13- Interior
14- Continent Reflections
15- Earthquake Paths
16- Object in the interior
17- Magnetic Mirror
18- Full Expansion
19- Contraction
20- Shield Volcanoes
21- Valles Marineris
22- Entry Point of Mars
  The Gas Giants
23- The Gas Giants
24- Asteroids
25- Mercury
26- Venus' Crust
27- Gravity Anomalies
28- Free-Air Correction
29- Rudimentary America
30- Magma Oceans
31- Full Sequence & Notes

06 - Hinge Faults

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Another key to the pattern of this first expansion is the aforementioned configuration of the three plates of the seabeds of Central America. These three extensional plates push the continents of North and South America outwards and upwards, creating compressional fault lines along the west coasts of both continents.

The sliding and extensional faults of Central America are the hinge between the two landmasses. This hinge is at the antipode of the original impact and entry point, the Himalayas.

Note: see Plate-Tectonic sub-section ( ptss ) for 'Sliding' and 'Compressional' faults, and 'Extensional Plates'.

Alan Lambert 2010