Describe how the Himalayas were formed.

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The Himalayas were formed as a result of a collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate which began a number of years ago and continues today. The Tethys sea that had existed in the locations disappeared and as the Indian landmass continued to ram into Asia, the soft sediments that had lain... read more
The Himalayas were formed as a result of a collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate which began a number of years ago and continues today. The Tethys sea that had existed in the locations disappeared and as the Indian landmass continued to ram into Asia, the soft sediments that had lain at the bottom of the Tethys sea were pushed up in a series of gigantic folds of the earth's lithosphere to reach a height of 8850m straight from the sea level. read less
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According to the Plate Tectonic theory India was a land mass floating off Australia. It started moving north and collided with the Asian mass some 50 million years ago. Indian land mass was harder and pushed the Asian land mass upwards and the Himalayas was formed. This process is still continuing and... read more
According to the Plate Tectonic theory India was a land mass floating off Australia. It started moving north and collided with the Asian mass some 50 million years ago. Indian land mass was harder and pushed the Asian land mass upwards and the Himalayas was formed. This process is still continuing and the Himalayan peaks are still growing a little taller very slowly. read less
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The Indian Peninsula drifted towards the north and finally collided with the much larger Eurasian Plate. As a result of this collision, the sedimentary rocks which were accumulated in the geosynclines (known as Tethys) got folded and formed the mountain systems of the West Asia and Himalaya.
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The Indian Peninsula drifted towards the north and finally collided with the much larger Eurasian Plate. As a result of this collision, the sedimentary rocks which were accumulated in the geosynclines (known as Tethys) got folded and formed the mountain systems of the West Asia and Himalaya.
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