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Image of a Divergent Boundary
File Name m00017.img.303.divergent.boundary.jpg
Data Type model cartoon
Computer Program Adobe Illustrator CS2
File Size 264.00 KB - 2 files [ jpg,pdf ]
Expert Level Middle School (Grade 6-8)
Contributor ERESE Database Team
Source Enduring Resources for Earth Science Education (ERESE)
Resource Matrix Divergent Plate Boundaries
The figure shows how magma rises at the center of the divergent boundary, also called a mid-ocean ridge, creating new oceanic crust. The newly created crust is pulled from the ridge on each side due to tension forces from the magma within the mantle that pulls the crust away.
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