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Are the tectonic plates causing the SIERRA NEVADA mountain range to grow or shrink right now? I am curious!
Question Date: 2017-04-25
Answer 1:

Right now, the Sierra Nevada mountain range continues to be uplifted. So in a sense, the mountains are "growing" because the rocks that make them up are being thrust upwards. The uplift that created the mountain range as we know it actually began less than 5 million years ago, mostly along the eastern side.

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