Today’s Earthquake Fact
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge appears above sea-level at Iceland. This offers scientists a natural laboratory for studying on land the processes also occurring along the submerged parts of a spreading ridge. Iceland is splitting along the spreading center between the North American and Eurasian Plates, as North America moves westward relative to Eurasia.
Today in Earthquake History
April 19, 1957
M 7.3, Alaska – One of the Largest Earthquakes in the United States. Read More