Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is a mostly underwater mountain range in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Brazilian Atlantic Islands Southern Atlantic submarine ridge
Gough and Inaccessible Islands "Most of the ridge system is under water but forms land as a set of volcanic islands of varying size that run the length of the Atlantic Ocean. These islands are: ... Gough Island (UK)"
Pico Island
Surtsey IUCN recommended a re-nomination as part of a geological Mid-Atlantic Ridge serial site (AB ev)
Vatnajökull National Park Iceland includes the only part of the actively spreading Mid-Atlantic Ridge exposed above sea level, with the tectonic plates on either side moving apart by some 19 mm each year. This movement is accommodated in rift zones, two of which, the Eastern and Northern Volcanic Zones, pass through the property (OUV statement)


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