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- another term for mid-ocean ridge
- ‘Since Wegener's day, scientists have mapped and explored the great system of oceanic ridges, the sites of frequent earthquakes.’
- ‘A profound consequence of seafloor spreading is that new crust was, and is now, being continually created along the oceanic ridges.’
- ‘They compare closely with oceanic flood basalts that make up many oceanic ridges, plateaux, and sea mounts.’
- ‘The basaltic blocks within the melange are interpreted as accreted Tethyan oceanic crust erupted at both oceanic ridge and seamount settings.’
- ‘He proposed that there must be a third type of plate boundary to connect the oceanic ridges and trenches.’
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