What are two examples of divergent plate boundaries?

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The best examples for the Divergent Plate Boundaries are the Mid-Atlantic Ridge and the East African Great Rift Valley .

The Mid-Atlantic Ridge (MAR) is a divergent tectonic plate or constructive plate boundary on oceanic lithosphere. It separates the North American Plate and the Eurasian Plate on the North Atlantic while it separates the South American Plate and the African Plate on the South Atlantic.

The Geotectonic map of the Atlantic ocean showing the Mid-Atlantic Ridge

The East African Rift (EAR) is another divergent tectonic plate boundary on continental Lithosphere. in which the African Plate is in the process of splitting into two tectonic plates, called the Somali Plate and the Nubian Plate.

The location of the East African Rift on East Africa


Divergent Boundary
Mid-Atlantic Ridge
East African Rift

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