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Bridge between Continents

Iceland is situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, where the North American tectonic plate meets the Eurasian tectonic plate.

The two plages are slowly moving apart. This is known as a divergent boundary, or a constructive plate boundary since new material is created at the surface of the earth. This is the reason why there is so much geothermal and volcanic activity in iceland, and is how Iceland was formed. The plates are moving apart at about 2cm per year.

In the south-west corner of Iceland the fault line can be clearly seen.

Looking south-west, to the left is the Euroasian Plate and to the right is the North American Plate.

360°x180° Spherical Panorama

There is a foot bridge over the fault line.

360°x180° Spherical Panorama