East Pacific Rise

The East Pacific Rise is a mid-oceanic ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Pacific Ocean. It separates the Pacific Plate to the west from (north to south) the North American Plate, the Rivera Plate, the Cocos Plate, the Nazca Plate, and the Antarctic Plate. It runs from an undefined point near Antarctica in the south northward to its termination at the northern end of the Gulf of California in the Salton Sea basin in southern California.

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Basin And Range Province - Geology - Tectonics
... seafloor spreading ridge that separated the Farallon Plate from the Pacific Plate (East Pacific Rise) approached North America ... In the Middle Miocene, the East Pacific Rise was subducted beneath North America ending subduction along this part of the Pacific margin however, the Farallon ... The movement at this boundary divided the East Pacific Rise and spawned the San Andreas transform fault, generating an oblique strike-slip component ...
East Pacific Rise - Overview
... The oceanic crust is moving away from the East Pacific Rise to either side at a rate of 70mm/year ... On the eastern side of the rise the eastward moving Cocos and Nazca plates meet the westward moving South American Plate and the North American Plate and ... Due east of the Baja California Peninsula, the Rise is sometimes referred to as the Gulf of California Rift Zone ...
Rivera Triple Junction
... (RTJ) is a geologic triple junction located on the seafloor of the Pacific Ocean southeast of the southern tip of the Baja California Peninsula ... American Plate, the Rivera Plate, and the Pacific Plate ... describes it as an R-R-R (ridge-ridge-ridge) type junction which lies along the segment of the East Pacific Rise which runs between the Rivera Transform Fault and the ...
North American Plate - Geographic Extent
... boundary with the Cocos Plate to the west and the Caribbean Plate to the east is a transform fault, represented by the Cayman Trench under the Caribbean Sea and the Motagua Fault through ... The rest of the southerly margin which extends east to the Mid Atlantic Ridge and marks the boundary between the North American Plate and the South American Plate remains poorly understood and ... zone to the north, the San Andreas Fault through California, the East Pacific Rise in the Gulf of California, and the Middle America Trench to the south ...

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