CONTINENT-CONTINENT CONVERGENCE

(HIMALAYAS, ZAGROS (IRAN))

BOTH PLATES ARE CONTINENTAL SO NEITHER SUBDUCTS

BROAD COLLISION ZONE , INCLUDING FOLD AND THRUST BELT AND MOUNTAINS, FORMS

LARGE THRUST EARTHQUAKES AT PLATE INTERFACE

 

 

FOLLOWING BREAKUP OF GONDWANALAND, INDIA MOVED NORTH

OCEAN BASIN BETWEEN INDIA AND ASIA WAS SUBDUCTED,

CAUSING A CONTINENTAL ARC LIKE ANDES

ONCE ALL OCEANIC LITHOSPHERE WAS SUBDUCTED, CONTINENTAL COLLISION BEGAN

COLLISION CONTINUES TODAY, CAUSING EARTHQUAKES,UPLIFTING HIMALAYAS, AND PUSHING TIBET OUT OF THE WAY