Iceland Landscapes

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With a population of approximately 320,000 people, Iceland is largely an arctic desert punctuated with mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls. The island is situated astride a divergent plate boundary, the “Mid Atlantic Ridge”, on top of a hotspot presumed to be feed by a deep mantle plume. As the Eurasian and North American plates move apart approximately 19mm a year, it leads to Earthquakes and excessive eruptions and reactivations of old Volcanoes and the creation of new Volcanoes.

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~ by Treasa Giblin on September 20, 2011.

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