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Vertical crustal movements of the Andes in Peru

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Although the Peruvian Andes provide no evidence of the widespread, strong deformation which might be expected in a tectonic belt widely held to overlie a zone of oceanic subduction, consideration of the tectonic and magmatic history shows that the occurrence of large scale, vertical block faulting in that region is not incompatible with a plate tectonic model.

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