Mid-Atlantic Ridge

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

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Connected Sites

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Brazilian Atlantic Islands
Gough and Inaccessible Islands
Pico Island
Thingvellir
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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