Figure 2.02. Age of the oceanic lithosphere.

Map of the earth showing ocean floor ages by Mr. Elliot Lim, CIRES and NOAA/NCEI using data from (Mueller and others (2008). Age in millions of years (Ma) is indicated by color as shown in the key at the bottom of the image. Zoom and pan with your mouse or mousepad to look more closely at seleted areas. Tectonic plate boundaries are shown as black lines. Notice that the youngest ocean floor ages coincide with the plate boundaries.