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Argentine Basin
submarine basin, Atlantic Ocean
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Argentine Basin

submarine basin, Atlantic Ocean

Argentine Basin, submarine basin in the floor of the Atlantic Ocean, lying directly east of Argentina. Its deepest sections, the western and southwestern margins, are called the Argentine Abyssal Plain and reach a maximum depth of 20,381 feet (6,212 m). The basin is bounded by the Rio Grande Rise (north), the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (east), the Falkland Rise (south), and the South American continental shelf (west).

Argentine Basin
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