Plate Tectonics

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Plate Tectonics is the theory that Earth's plates are moving around which leads to the formation of mountain ranges, earthquakes and other geological events. In the early Cenozoic the Pacific and the North American plates where separated by first the Farallon plate and then the Juan de la fuca plate. During the Cenozoic, the Farallon plate was being sub ducted underneath the Pacific plate. Once this had occurred the Farallon plate had been destroyed and with this the San Andreas fault line was created. While this was happening new sea floor was being created replacing the old sea bed and also with the plate movement the Baja Peninsula was created while the North American plate was moving against the Pacific plate. The shifting affected the