The Almannagjá rift between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates at Þingvellir, Iceland.
Contributor:Steve Nichols / Alamy Stock Photo
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Dimensions:4600 x 3047 px | 38.9 x 25.8 cm | 15.3 x 10.2 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:15 April 2014
Location:The Almannagjá rift, Þingvellir, Iceland.
The Almannagjá rift between the American and Eurasian tectonic plates at Þingvellir, Iceland. Þingvellir became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic environment as a rift valley. The continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plates can be clearly seen in the fault that traverses the image. Almannagjá, being a veritable canyon. This also causes the often-measurable earthquakes in the area.