Which among the following oceanic ridge is generally known as Galapagos hotspot ?

Answer: [A] Cocos ridge

Aden Ridge: Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean along the south-eastern coastline of the Arabian Peninsula.

Explorer Ridge: Located 240 km west of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

Gorda Ridge: off the coast of Oregon and northern California north of Cape Mendocino

Juan de Fuca Ridge: off the coasts of the state of Washington in the United States

Cocos Ridge: It is a volcanic hotspot. Also known as Galapagos hotspot located in East Pacific Ocean responsible for the creation of the Galapagos Islands as well as three major seismic ridge systems Carnegie, Cocos and Malpelso.

Gakkel Ridge: located in the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Siberia, and has a length of about 1,800 kilometres. It is slowest known spreading ridge on the earth.

Pacific-Antarctic Ridge: located in South Pacific Ocean

Southeast Indian Ridge: It is located in the Indian Ocean and separates the Indo Ocean plate from the Antarctic plate.

Carlsberg Ridge: Located in the Indian Ocean.

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