New oceanic lithosphere is unable to form at mid-ocean ridges. select the best answer from the choices provided t f
Explanation: The new oceanic lithosphere are formed at mid ocean ridges. They are formed due to the activity of the volcanoes.
The volcanoes erupt lava that flows from the ridges. Example: The Atlantic ocean along the mid ocean ridges has volcanic activity and formation of new oceanic lithosphere takes place.
The statement is - False.
Mid-ocean ridges are in fact the places where new lithosphere is formed. These are the places were we have boundaries of tectonic plates that are moving away from each other, so a new space opens up and widens constantly. This allows the forces from the mantle to push through new material towards the surface and thus create new crust. It is a common occurrence that in this places very long underwater mountain ranges form because of the vast amount of material that is pumped out from the mantle.