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The Great Divide

August 21, 2015
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The mountains of Kelowna, from Knox Mountain.

Me, my camera, my side of the bridge, and the closer mountains are on the same tectonic plate. The other side of the bridge and the further mountains are on a different plate. My plate is sliding under the other one, very, very, very slowly. The collision of the plates is why there’s a bend in Lake Okanagan, for starters, and it’s possible that a lot of the rest of BC geology stems from that impact as well.

As I remember it, anyway. The pic’s a couple years old and the information’s about the same age.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Harold Rhenisch permalink
    August 21, 2015 2:20 pm

    55 million years ago, it slid 100 kilometres. You can see the bump all the way to Merritt in the west.

  2. Harold Rhenisch permalink
    August 21, 2015 2:20 pm

    Nice old stratovolcano you have there!

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