How HIMALAYA were formed

This immense mountain range began to form between 40 and 50 million years ago, when two large landmasses, India and Eurasia, driven by plate movement, collided. Because both these continental landmasses have about the same rock density, one plate could not be subducted under the other.

Shells and marine fossils are found in the limestone of the highest and youngest Himalayan mountains,

which geologists say is geological evidence that the Himalayas rose from the Tethys sea due to plate tectonics…

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