95.5°W Propagator

95°W Propagator.

Color shaded-relief map of digital SeaBeam data (in meters) from Galapagos 95.5°W propagating rift system, illuminated from the northeast from an elevation of 15°. The propagator tip is located at about 95° 32'W, 2° 38'N. The grabens to the south mark the failing rift axes. The oblique structures in the zone of transferred lithosphere are clearly evident. [From Hey and others (1986).]













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