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In this episode, I talk about the geological and topographic features of divergent plate boundaries, including rift valleys, Mid Ocean Ridges (MORs), normal faults, transform faults, and the ages of rocks moving away from the boundaries.  This is a great summary for students learning about Plate Tectonics.

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Divergent plate boundaries – what are their features?

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