Silfra Mid-Oceaninc Ridge (Rekjanes Ridge). North American Plate on Left,Eurasian Plate on the R - Picture of Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, Hafnarfjordur - TripAdvisor

Silfra Mid-Oceaninc Ridge (Rekjanes Ridge). North American Plate on Left,Eurasian Plate on the R - Picture of Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, Hafnarfjordur - TripAdvisor

Tectonic Plate Rift    That's the North American plate on the left, and the European-Asian plate on the right. Iceland.

Tectonic plates play an important role in shaping the surface of the Earth and our experience on it. This informational text goes into detail about what tectonic plates are and their different types of movement on planet Earth.

The crack that divides East from West. On one side is the North American Plate, on the other is the Eurasian Plate.

Iceland Offers Rare Glimpse of Tectonic Meeting Place

The North American Plate pulling away from the Eurasian Plate forming the Mid-Atlantic Ridge at Almannagjá, Iceland.

The boundary between the North American Plate and the Eurasian plate is driving tectonic activity in Iceland while the boundary beteen the Eurasian and African plates leads to volcanoes like Mount Vesuvius and earthquakes in the Mediterranian

Earth's tectonic plates as you have never seen them before

The boundary between the North American Plate and the Eurasian plate is driving tectonic activity in Iceland while the boundary beteen the Eurasian and African plates leads to volcanoes like Mount Vesuvius and earthquakes in the Mediterranian

Earthquakes Progress Across Whole North American Plate In One Week’s Time

This is what I consider to be a breakthrough finding that professionals need to make note of immediately. Earthquakes are now progressing across the North American plate, literally traversing the e…

Here you can see the North American Plate on the right and the Eurasion Plate on the left — both pulling apart from one another. This is in Thingvellir and the coolest example of plate tectonics I have ever seen. Before I saw this, I thought plate tectonics was just a silly “theory” like “evolution” and “opposable thumbs”. - Photo from #treyratcliff Trey Ratcliff at http://www.StuckInCustoms.com - Iceland

The Mid Atlantic Ridge in Iceland - Where the continents split apart

The gap between Europe and the United States is getting bigger by one inch annually. The gap can clearly be seen in this photo of Alex Mustard, a British scuba diver who is swimming through Silfra canyon. The canyon is a deep fault, filled with fresh water in the rift valley between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, at Thingvellir National Park, Iceland.  The North American plate is on the left and the Eurasian plate on the right.

Drifting apart: Amazing underwater photos that show the growing gap between two tectonic plates

Alex Mustard, dived into the crevice between the North American and Eurasian plates near Iceland to capture these spectacular photos.

The crack that divides East from West. On one side is the North American Plate, on the other is the Eurasian Plate. Credit: Kate Ramsayer/AGU.

Iceland Offers Rare Glimpse of Tectonic Meeting Place

The crack that divides East from West. On one side is the North American Plate, on the other is the Eurasian Plate. Credit: Kate Ramsayer/AGU.

Ring of Fire Volcanoes

The Ring of Fire is an area where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur in the basin of the Pacific Ocean. In a km mi) horseshoe shape, it is associated with a nearly continuous series of oceanic trenches, volcanic

Recent seismic activity in Southeast U.S. may be due to thinning and weakening of North American Plate, as chunks of the mantle peel off.

Chunks of Earth's Mantle Are 'Peeling Off'

An odd phenomenon may explain why the Southeastern United States has experienced recent earthquakes, even though the region sits snugly in the middle of a

The last time the Juan de Fuca oceanic plate jolted under the North American plate, unleashing a 9.0 earthquake, was in 1700. Earthquakes are typically measured using the Richter scale, named after the geologist who invented it in the 1930s. The scale is numbered from 0-10, although no magnitude 10

‘Really Big’ Earthquake Is Coming, Striking 7 Million People in the Worst Natural Disaster in North American History

The last time the Juan de Fuca oceanic plate jolted under the North American plate, unleashing a 9.0 earthquake, was in 1700. Earthquakes are typically measured using the Richter scale, named after the geologist who invented it in the 1930s. The scale is numbered from 0-10, although no magnitude 10

For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the 800-mile-long fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture in isolated sections.

Earthquakes: Reckoning with 'The Big One' in California-and it just got bigger

For years, scientists believed the mighty San Andreas—the fault running the length of California where the Pacific and North American plates meet—could only rupture in isolated sections.

Garden of the Gods in Colorado is full of incredible red rock formations created during a geological upheaval along a natural fault line millions of years ago. 250 million years ago, Garden of the Gods had sandy beaches and an inland sea. 65 million years ago, mountains rose and tipped the rocks that today we see today. This was caused by the old Pacific plate slamming into the North American plate. As the Front Range Mountains rose, the overlying sedimentary rocks were bent upward.

Located in Colorado Springs, the Garden of the Gods is a stunning expanse of unique geological formations.

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