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Nice evening,Luc

Info Wikipedia: Ţingvellir became a national park in 1928 due to its historical importance, as well as the special tectonic and volcanic environment.

The continental drift between the North American and Eurasian Plates can be clearly seen in the cracks or faults which are traversing the region, the biggest one, Almannagjá, being a veritable canyon.[citation needed] This also causes the often-measurable earthquakes in the area.[4]

Some of the rifts are full of surprisingly clear water. One, Nikulásargjá, is better known as Peningagjá (lit. "coin fissure"), as it is littered with coins at its bottom

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  • Copyright: Lucky Alan (Lucalain) (2145)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2009-03-30
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/14.0, 1/2500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-04-22 11:08
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