Why is the nazca plate diving beneath south america?

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The Nazca-Plate underlies most of the southeastern Pacific Ocean and, like all oceanic plates, it is much denser than a continental plate. Due to this density difference, the Nazca-Plate is pushed under by the South American Plate by the collision and dives into the Earth's mantle.

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