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In plate tectonics -- An example of divergent oceanic plates would be the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, but can you give an example of divergent continental plates and where they are located?
Question Date: 2006-04-10
Answer 1:

One example is the East African Rift Valley. These are much less common than divergent oceanic plates. This may be because oceanic plates are much thinner than continental plates. The Great Rift Valley is a vast geographical and geological feature that runs north to south for some 5,000 km, from northern Syria in Southwest Asia to central Mozambique in East Africa

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