Portion of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge System

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Figure 1. Portion of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge system, with red arrows showing the relative motion of the tectonic plates. Because both plates are moving away from the mid-ocean ridge, the transform fault segment between the arrows is a right-lateral fault. However, if one were to interpret this fault segment as offsetting a pre-existing feature, it would appear to be left-lateral.
Image source: http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/mgg/image/2minrelief.html, via Wikimedia Commons: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Romanche_Trench.jpg

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