Today’s Earthquake Fact
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge, a submerged mountain range, which extends from the Arctic Ocean to beyond the southern tip of Africa, is a divergent tectonic plate boundary. It is just one segment of the global mid-ocean ridge system that encircles the Earth. The rate of spreading along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge averages about 2.5 centimeters per year, or 25 km in a million years. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge separates the Eurasian Plate and the North American Plate in the North Atlantic, and separates the African Plate from the South American Plate in the South Atlantic.
Today in Earthquake History
May 23, 1968
M 7.1, New Zealand – Local time: May 24 05:24 am This earthquake was the strongest in 8 years in the area, and resulted in two deaths, 14 injuries, and damage estimated… Read More