Central Indian Ridge

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Bathymetric map of Central Indian Ridge.

The Central Indian Ridge (CIR) is a divergent tectonic plate boundary between the African Plate and the Indo-Australian Plate, traversing the western regions of the Indian Ocean. The northern section of the CIR is also called the Carlsberg Ridge.

The CIR extends northward from a triple junction near the island of Rodrigues (the Rodrigues Triple Point) to a junction with the Owen Fracture Zone.


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Coordinates: 34°39′20″S 54°28′58″E / 34.6555°S 54.4828°E / -34.6555; 54.4828