The rocks in the Oceanic ridges is / are __:
1. Of younger origin
2. Basaltic
3. Geologically active
Which among the above is / are correct?

Answer: [D] 1, 2 & 3

The oceanic ridges present a mountainous chain of young rocks which stretch around 65000 kilometers, i.e. 1.5 times of the earth’s circumference. Oceanic ridges are made up of basalt rocks,, are geologically active as the new magma constantly emerging onto the ocean floor accumulates in the crust at and near rifts along the ridge axes. The adjacent graphic shows distribution of some Oceanic Ridges around the world.

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