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  1. Divergent Plate Boundaries Use this PPT for p. 9 in your INB!  How they happen!

  2. Divergent means: moving apart. • “di-” means: two (think of divide or dissect)

  3. Where in the World is this Boundary???

  4. 1. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (or any mid-ocean ridge)

  5. 2. Iceland, which is splitting apart down the middle because it’s on the Mid-Atlantic ridge.

  6. 3. East Africa, which is splitting apart into thirds. 1 3 2

  7. What are the resulting landforms of a divergent boundary???

  8. (1) Rift Valleys The Álfagjá Rift Valley in southwest Iceland Most of the world’s rift valleys are on the ocean floor.

  9. (2) Mid-Ocean Ridges (3) New Oceans(4) Volcanoes & (5) Shallow Earthquakes