Area where earth's lithospheric plates move apart in opposite directions. Compare convergent plate boundary, transform fault.
A plate margin formed where the lithosphere splits into plates that drift apart from one another. Divergent plate boundaries are areas subject to tension, where new crust is generated by igneous activity. See also: oceanic ridge.
The boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving apart.
A zone where two tectonic plates are pulling apart as they move away from each other.
A boundary in which two tectonic plates move apart. more details...
A boundary at which two lithosphere plates move apart from each other; they are marked by mid-ocean ridges.
A boundary at which Earth's plates move apart and new lithosphere is created; the site of mid-ocean ridges, shallow-focus earthquakes, and volcanism.