Azores Triple Junction
The Azores Triple Junction is a geologic
triple junctionwhere the boundaries of three tectonic plates intersect: the North American Plate, the Eurasian Plateand the African Plate. This triple junction is located along the Mid-Atlantic Ridgeamidst the Azoresislands, nearly due west of the Straits of Gibraltar. It is classed as a R-R-R triple junction, "T" type (for its shape), as it is an intersection of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge running north-south and the Terceira Riftwhich runs east-southeast.
* "Present-Day Kinematics at the Azores-Gibraltar Plate Boundary as Derived from GPS Observations", by R.M. da Silva Fernandes, published by Delft University Press, 2004.
* [http://volcano.und.edu/vwdocs/volc_images/africa/azores/tectonics.html Tectonics of the Azores]
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