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mountain chain

[′mau̇nt·ən ‚chān]
(geography)
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Earthquakes are more intense the faster the planet's crust slams together, which explains why the shaking causes so much damage in some of the most populated areas around mountain chains.
It is directly north of Tehran in the foothills of the Alborz Mountains on the north side of that mountain chain.
Tropical Storm Earl's violent rains set off landslides in a mountain chain in the states of Puebla and Veracruz.
Frangieh pointed out that occupied territories in Shebaa farms, Kfar Shuba hills, and a large part of the eastern mountain chain is still under Israeli occupation in a tweet.
It is part of a $23 billion project to speed rails under the mountain chain dividing Europe north and south.
It can push upward to form the Himalayan mountain chain, or downward to form the base of the Tibetan Plateau.
about 30 miles (48 km) east-southeast of Pedro Bay on the shore of Iliamna Lake, at the foot of a mountain chain just west of Cook Inlet, the U.
Furthermore, we assessed the characteristics of each mountain chain (length, type of relief), the resources available in each chain, the type of spatial distribution of the distinct types of burials and the relationship between them, etc.
Using the wildly diverse 4,300-mile South American mountain chain as a backdrop, filmmaker and writer Kim MacQuarrie revisits the triumphs and depredations of such varied figures in the region as Charles Darwin, Che Guevara, drug cartel chief Pablo Escobar, Machu Picchu "discoverer" Hiram Bingham and the ever-mythic Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.
CENEVRE (CyHAN)- People who are attempting to flee ISIL-controlled areas in Iraq, particularly through the Hamrin mountain chain in north-eastern Iraq, are facing a 'violent clampdown', according to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), which has received reports that ISIL gunmen have set ambushes for people fleeing areas they control and that ISIL snipers have reportedly attacked and killed those who have been caught.
Pope Valley is included in the Napa Valley American Viticultural Area, even though it is located across the Vaca Mountain chain from Napa Valley proper and sits at a higher altitude.
Hamza Shahbaz while addressing the inaugural ceremony of first Mountain Film Festival at a local hotel under the aegis of PTDC said that an excellent mountain chain of the world is present in Pakistan and present government is taking maximum steps for the provision of infrastructure and facilities.