East Pacific Rise
[ eestpuh-sif-ik rahyz ]
/ ˈist pəˈsɪf ɪk ˈraɪz /
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a long north-south elevation of the seafloor in the eastern Pacific Ocean extending southward from southwestern Mexico to the Southern Ocean, separating the Pacific Plate from the North American, Rivera, Cocos, Nazca, and Antarctic Plates. Abbreviation: EPR
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See also Pacific Antarctic Ridge.
Origin of East Pacific Rise
First recorded in 1960–65
Words nearby East Pacific Rise
eastmost, east-northeast, East Northport, Easton, East Orange, East Pacific Rise, East Pakistan, East Pakistani, East Palo Alto, East Peoria, East Point
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