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Mid-Atlantic Ridge

  • Type: Marine Environ

Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a 10,000 mile (16,000 km) long, mountain system running under the center of the Atlantic Ocean from the Arctic Ocean to the Southern Ocean. The mountains in this sub-ocean mountain range can be up to 1,000 miles (1600 km) wide and rise above sea level to create such islands and archipelagos as the Ascension Island (UK), Azores (Portugal), Bouvet Island (Norway), Gough Island (UK), Iceland, Jan Mayen (Norway), St Helena (UK), Tristan da Cunha (UK) and St Paul's rock (Brazil). - AsNotedIn


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Physiographic Mountain Range
Physiographic Feature Tectonic Fault

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Particulars for Mid-Atlantic Ridge:
Tectonic plate Eurasian Plate
Category Marine Environ
Locale Type Natural Environ
Tectonic plate North American Plate
Tectonic Plate Tectonic Plate Movement

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