The Phoenix Ridge (also called the Aluk Ridge) was an ancient mid-ocean ridge that existed between the Phoenix Plate and the Pacific Plate. The Phoenix Ridge consisted of three ridges and had a spreading rate of 18–20 cm per year until around 84 Ma. A major decrease in spreading rate, and the convergence rate with the Antarctic Plate occurred around 52.3 Ma. The Phoenix Ridge has since been subducted under the Antarctic Peninsula in the Miocene period.
- Roy Livermore et al. "Autopsy on a dead spreading centre: The Phoenix Ridge." Geology. 2000
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