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What is happening to Iceland's plate tectonics?

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What is happening to Iceland's plate tectonics?

Plate Tectonics

Tectonic plates deals with the lithosphere and the plates it is divided into. Some of the plates line the oceans and some line the continents. They move relative to each other at a rate of about 2 to 4 inches per year and interact with each other along their boundaries where they can converge, slip past each other or diverge.

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Iceland has several earthquakes weekly due to being on top of a Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Many are linked to volcanic activity. Because its boundary is between Eurasia and North America, tectonic plates are cause it to split apart creating rift valley caused by divergent plates.


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What is Plate Tectonics? - Definition, Theory & Components

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