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English: A theoretical model of the formation of magnetic striping. New oceanic crust forming continuously at the crest of the mid-ocean ridge cools and becomes increasingly older as it moves away from the ridge crest with seafloor spreading:
  • a. the spreading ridge about 5 million years ago.
  • b. about 2 to 3 million years ago.
  • c. present-day.
Date 2 March 2012
Source derived from File:Oceanic.Stripe.Magnetic.Anomalies.Scheme.gif
Author Chmee2


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