Albuquerque, United States

The Albuquerque Basin (or Middle Rio Grande Basin) is a structural basin within the Rio Grande rift in central New Mexico. It contains the city of Albuquerque.

Geologically, the Albuquerque Basin is a half-graben that slopes down towards the east to terminate on the Sandia and Manzano mountains. The basin is the largest and oldest of the three major basins in the Rio Grande rift, with a depth ranging from 4,407 to 6,592 meters (14,459 to 21,627 ft).


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