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Mid-Atlantic Ridge


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  • n. a very long narrow elevation on the ocean floor that runs all the way from Iceland in the North Atlantic to Bouvet Island in the South Atlantic


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  • Iceland is a volcanic hot spot on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which is the dividing line between the Eurasian and North American continental plates.

    Risk of Katla: Could 2nd Icelandic Volcano Eruption Follow?

  • A casual look at the edges of North and South America, Europe, Africa, and the submerged range of mountains located in the center of the Atlantic Ocean called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge shows all of them to be roughly parallel.

    The Source

  • The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is the third most prominent earthquake belt.

    The Times of India

  • The area of the crash is on the western flank of a mostly undersea mountain range called the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs roughly north and south down the middle of the Atlantic.


  • Russia, which also has a deep-sea submersible, applied to explore a Mid-Atlantic Ridge site.

    U.N. Clears China Sea-Floor Plan

  • Russia applied to explore a Mid-Atlantic Ridge site.

    China Makes Milestone Dive

  • Iceland has to be closely watched, since it lies at the top of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a huge gash that splits the Atlantic Ocean and is slowly pushing the U.S. away from Europe and Africa.

    What Next From Iceland's Volcano?

  • Vents such as those on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, for example, are not likely to be frequently overrun by lava and are relatively far apart, suggesting they may be less resilient.

    Mining’s Final Frontier

  • The string runs from Oka in the west through to Mont Mégantic east of Sherbrooke, but is only part of a series of volcanic features curving across the North American Plate from Rankin Inlet to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, and including the New England Seamounts.


  • So now, in addition to flying around Mount Everest, you can also swoop low across the Mid-Atlantic Ridge.

    Rambles at starchamber.com » Blog Archive » Google Sea


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