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  Northern Gorda Ridge  

3D image of Gorda RidgeThe Gorda Ridge has been an active spreading ridge with three SOSUS-detected seismic events:

The T-phase swarm in February/March 1996 lead to the emission of Event Plumes and the eruption of a new lava flow onto the seafloor.

For more information on the northern Gorda Ridge, see the VENTS Gorda Geology Page or the above event sites.

updated 4/12/2001

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