Atlantis fracture zone
Deep-sea transform faults, such as the Atlantis, offset the mid-ocean ridges, breaking them up into segments. The transform faults form deep valleys, exposing the deep parts of the ocean crust. They leave scars, or fracture zones, that stretch across the ocean basins.
Topic: Earth Science
Subtopic: Plate Tectonics
Keywords: Ocean bottom, Mid-ocean ridges, Plate tectonics, Faults (Geology)