Between North America and South America, the forces of the Earth have made way for the small area known as Central America and a tectonic plate: the Caribbean Plate. This plate is essentially a marine world. But at the confines of the territory, four vast masses are compressing, crushing and shaking this "paradise on earth". They are North and South America, and the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. In addition, the creation of Panama allegedly solely changed the fauna of the Americas, and transformed the Earth's oceans.
Central America Geography (2:43) -- Search for the Farallon Plate (2:18) -- Caribbean Plate Formation (4:02) -- La Desirade's Geological History (4:04) -- La Soufrière Volcanology (4:49) -- Ring of Fire (4:27) -- Xitle Volcano (2:37) -- Basse-Terre Tsunami Risk (3:12) -- Grande Terre's Geological History (3:28) -- Antilles Tectonics (2:12) -- Haiti Seismology Research (4:46) -- Haiti Landscape (3:01) -- Panama Ithsmus Formation (1:56) -- Great American Interchange (3:19) -- Central American Continental Future (1:20) -- Credits: Central America-Voyage of the Continents, Series 2 (1:01)
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