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The Connection between Iceland and Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone

It would be hard to understand the formation of the Reykjanes Ridge and Iceland without Charlie Gibbs Fracture Zone. The shift of location of the central axis of the Ridge along Charlie-Gibbs is in fact exactly half the width of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. Thereby we have a reason why the drift vectors appear to be along the eastern side of the Reykjanes Ridge, not away from it.

Charlie-Gibbs Fracture Zone and Iceland

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