Chile Rise

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The Chile Rise or Chile Ridge is an oceanic ridge, a tectonic divergent plate boundary between the Nazca and Antarctic plates. Its eastern end is the Chile Triple Junction where the Chile Rise is being subducted below the South American Plate in the Peru–Chile Trench.[1] It runs westward to a triple point south of the Juan Fernández Microplate where it intersects the East Pacific Rise.

The Chile Rise subducts near Taitao Peninsula where Taitao ophiolite and other geolical features are associated to the interactions at the triple junction.[2]


  1. ^ Russo, R.M.; Vandecar, John C.; Comte, Diana; Mocanu, Victor I.; Gallego, Alejandro; Murdie, Ruth E. (2010). "Subduction of the Chile Ridge: Upper mantle structure and flow". GSA Today. Geological Society of America. 20 (9): 4. doi:10.1130/GSATG61A.1.
  2. ^ Nelson, Eric; Forsythe, Randall; Diemer, John; Allen, Mike (1993). "Taitao ophiolite: a ridge collision ophiolite in the forearc of southern Chile (46°S)". Revista Geológica de Chile. 20 (2): 137–165. Retrieved December 23, 2018.