Divergent Plate Boundaries Use this PPT for p. 9 in your INB! How they happen!
Divergent means: moving apart. • “di-” means: two (think of divide or dissect)
2. Iceland, which is splitting apart down the middle because it’s on the Mid-Atlantic ridge.
(1) Rift Valleys The Álfagjá Rift Valley in southwest Iceland Most of the world’s rift valleys are on the ocean floor.
(2) Mid-Ocean Ridges (3) New Oceans(4) Volcanoes & (5) Shallow Earthquakes