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

08 - Juan De Fuca, Gorda

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This collapsing of the shields creates compressional areas within overall extensional plates, as can be seen along the fault lines of the Middle East and the Mediterranean.

This is the different interpretation of compressional areas which I referred to earlier, which I believe occurs in other key areas. For example, it is believed that the Juan De Fuca and Gorda plates are converging with North America, because they have the characteristics of compressional fault lines. However, I suspect that the degree of subduction is in reality far less than that required to swallow entire pre-historic sea-beds, and the compression between the plates in that instance is due to a collapsing of those plates on an increasing sphere ( see: ptss isostatic compensation ).

In this expanding and contracting model, without the need for these seafloors to account for a constant diameter, Europe is simply a tear in the plate which, like the Himalayas and the American West coast plates, becomes compressional as the plate falls back onto itself.

( the old Expdaning Earth theory has interesting observations about Africa in relation to this. They will be outlined in the Expanding Earth Sub-section: eess )

Alan Lambert 2010