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Isthmus of Ofqui

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Isthmus of Ofqui is a narrow isthmus that connects the Taitao Peninsula with the Chilean mainland. The isthmus is bounded in the south by the Gulf of Penas, in the north by the San Rafael Lagoon, in the west by the Taitao Peninsula and in the east by the Northern Patagonia Ice Field.

Geologicaly it is considered the southern end of the Chilean Central Valley, and the Liquine-Ofqui Fault.

The Isthmus of Ofqui lies close to the triple junction of the Nazca Plate, the South American Plate, and the Antarctic Plate.

See also

Laguna San Rafael National Park


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