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Mid-Atlantic Ridge gif

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which splits nearly the entire Atlantic Ocean north to south, is probably the best-known and most-studied example of a divergent-plate boundary. (Illustration adapted from the map This Dynamic Planet.)


 

"Understanding plate motions"

URL: http://pubs.usgs.gov/publications/text/ridge.html
Last updated: 05.05.99
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