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    The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is in between the African Plate and South American Plate. It lies in between these two plates that are moving away from each other slowly. Although as a result of the separation of the two plates earthquakes occur and magma comes out making new crust. The magma comes out from a series of volcanoes that cool to make new crust. Crust closer to the rift is newer than the crust farther from the rift. The splitting of the African and South American Plate makes a divergent boundary. A Divergent Boundary is made when two tectonic plates move away from each other. The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is moving 2.5 cm in separation every year. The ridge is one of the longest volcanic chains. Although very few people have managed to see it. The beautiful event of a volcanic eruption is happening…

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    Key Question The key question for this research project is: what is the relationship of earthquakes and volcanoes along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge compared to Iceland? Introduction Iceland is located over the Mid-Atlantic Ridge between the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate, and is an example of a mid ocean ridge seen on land. Iceland has divergent and transform plate boundaries, which are also seen along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. The North American plate, with respect to the Eurasian…

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    1.1 Juan de Fuca Ridge - case study In Salmi et al. (2014) they deployed thermal blankets in a 450-700m area of a segment on the Juan de Fuca Ridge to examine the effects of hydrothermal circulation on very young oceanic 2 crust. The Juan de Fuca Ridge is a tectonic spreading center located off the coast of Washing- ton in the United States. The ridge is considered an intermediate spreading ridge as it spreads 5.6-5.7 cm/yr.
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    Plate Tectonics is an example that attempts to explain the beginning of patterns of deformation in the crust, continental drift, earthquakes, and mid-ocean ridges. Two major properties of plate tectonics are the lithosphere, and how it's broken into numerous segments in constant motion and evolution. The prime theory of plate tectonics, seafloor spreading, states that the new lithosphere crust is formed at ocean ridges and moves away from ridge axes with a motion like that of a conveyor belt as…

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    In 1912, German meteorologist Alfred Wegener proposed the theory that all the continents were once all one continent and then later drifted apart and separated leading to the seven continents we have today. He thought that 200 million years ago there was one large continent that he called Pangea, which means “All-Earth.” During the Jurassic period the continents were believed to break up into two smaller continents which were called Gondwanaland and Laurasia. The continents were breaking into…

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    Pange Plate Tectonics

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    The theory created by scientists that describes the past movements of our continents is called Continental Drift. This theory is supported by plate tectonics, a relatively new idea that explains the constant movement of Earth's crust. Two-hundred million years ago, our seven continents fitted together, as if part of a puzzle. These continents made up one supercontinent, known as Pangea. When Pangea began to disperse into the current continental positions the process of plate tectonics began.…

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    The Inner Core, Outer Core, Mantle, Asthenosphere, and Lithosphere, or, as more colloquially known, the five layers of the Earth. Although each layer is important, each living thing resides on the Lithosphere, which happens to rest on the Asthenosphere, the upper part of the Mantle. Forces caused by these two layers both contribute to the theory of Plate Tectonics, which happens to be interconnected to Earthquakes and Volcanoes. Without Plate Tectonics, the other two occurrences simply cannot…

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    Oldcastle Precast Mid-Atlantic Group is making change possible by raising donations and volunteering their time at the Allentown Rescue Mission, which aids and feeds the homeless, provides emergency shelter, and offers programs to aid the homeless transition to being productive members of society. These services provide rehabilitation and restoration for people in crisis. On October 15th, 2016, employees from Oldcastle Precast Mid-Atlantic volunteered to help prepare the dinner, assist the…

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    these groups of people are depicted by the author John Rollin Ridge, who is half Native American and half white. Thorough this story, Ridge uses the theme of race to convey a hierarchy involving superiority and power by describing the actions and words of these races the way that he does. First, the Chinese within this work seem to be on the lowest rung of the hierarchical depiction of race within this story.…

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    Things to do in Maple Ridge Maple Ridge’s unique geography and location provide the residents of the city with a wide range of outdoor activities and lifestyle choices. It is precisely these activities that make Maple Ridge such a coveted and great place to call home. Not only does Maple Ridge offer a wide range of outdoor opportunities in close proximity, but the city also provides a great selection of cultural and historical attractions all within the city limits. Here are some of the more…

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