Tectonic Plate Gap Between Europe & America

The gap between Europe and the United States is widening – by one inch a year. This image shows the vast gap between the two tectonic plates, as seen by a British scuba diver. Alex Mustard, 36, dived 80 feet into the crevice between North America and Eurasia to reveal the stunning landscape. The area – near Iceland – is riddled with faults, valleys, volcanoes and hot springs, caused by the plates pulling apart at about 1 inch per year.