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A volcanically active place: Iceland's position on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge [VIDEO]

Aira Idris Aira Idris | 17:24 UK time, Monday, 23 May 2011

d ~ 367'910'400 km: day 143

Here's an interesting clip we wanted to share - highlighting why Iceland has a high amount of active volcanoes. From the 2009 BBC series 10 things you didn't know about... - Professor Iain Stewart discusses Iceland's unique geometry, including how the massive 1963 eruption created one of the youngest islands: the volcanic island of Surtsey off the southern coast of Iceland.


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