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World Island: Diving between continental plates

00:00  31 july  2022
00:00  31 july  2022 Source:   de.euronews.com

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The Icelandic Silfra column between the North American and the Eurasian tectonic plate is one of the most famous diving sites in the world and popular with tourists that venture into the icy waters.

Die Silfra-Spalte in Island, die zwei Kontinantalplatten trennt © أ ب The Silfra column in Iceland, the two continental panels separates

The visibility below water is up to 100 meters, and the spectacle of light and darkness is hypnotizing.

in the heart of the Thingvellir national park, on the edge of one of the largest lakes in Iceland, corridors from rocks form deep cavities between the two continents, which are moved by about two centimeters each year.

of the 60 meter deep ditch and the entire surrounding valley lie on the Central Atlantic back, which pulls through the island and makes it one of the most active volcanic areas on earth.

Silfra was created more than two centuries ago by an earthquake due to a tectonic shift, and the clear water comes from the nearby Langjokull glacier, the country's second largest ice cap. The water flows through an approximately 50 -kilometer tunnel from underground water managers for several decades.

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