Formation of the Himalayas main content.

Formation of the Himalayas

Part of Hall of Planet Earth.

Formation of the Himalayas AMNH/R.Mickens

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Forty million years ago, the continent of India, which was being carried northward by the Indo-Australian plate, collided with Asia. Since the initial encounter, the subcontinent of India has moved 2,000 kilometers farther north at a rate of 5 centimeters a ye