Tectonic plate boundary, Iceland

Tectonic plate boundary, Iceland

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Caption: Tectonic plate boundary, Iceland, with snow-capped peaks in the background. This fissure marks the boundary between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plates. These two tectonic plates are moving apart, creating cracks in rock at the Earth's surface. The boundary, known as the mid-Atlantic ridge, divides Iceland and is splitting it apart.

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