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Figure 21. Photograph 57-87-050.  View north to Afghanistan across western Pakistan. The Makran (center foreground) is an accretionary prism formed as the Indian Ocean floor subducted under the Asian continent. In the middleground is the volcano line (far inland compared to many subduction systems because the subducting plate is going under at a very shallow dip). Beyond is the continental Helmand Block (the desert region) that extends into the high mountain ranges of central Afganistan.

The Indian Plate, at the right edge, is moving away from us and drags the Makran layers against the plate boundary Chaman fault.