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Iceland’s Rift Valley. The mid-Atlantic Ridge extends for 65,000km around the globe. Most is located below the ocean. The rift valleys (locations where the North American & EurAsian tectonic plates meet) are most visible in Iceland at the Thingllvellir National Park where portions of the land meters & subsided by 40 meters over the last 10,000 years. The process continues today at a rate of about 2.5 cm per year. It is likely that at some point in the distant future the fracture will result in the release of lava, forming a new volcano & filling the void created by the Rift. At that point the process of Rift formation will begin anew. The Photojournalist - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Traveler - 2018 EyeEm Awards The Great Outdoors - 2018 EyeEm Awards Geological Formations Plate Tectonics Rift Valley Plant Sky Cloud - Sky Nature Day Grass Land Field No People Tree Tranquility Green Color Direction Growth The Way Forward Outdoors Tranquil Scene Diminishing Perspective Environment