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OCEANS
OCEANIC CRUST
CONTINENTAL CRUST
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Oceans

  1. The crust is the outermost layer and is thickest under the continents (average about 35 km) and thin under the oceans (about 10 km thick).

Oceanic Crust

  1. Oceanic crust is thin (6 km thick) and dense, consisting of basalt, diabase, and gabbro.
  2. On average of oceanic crust is 7 km thick and mainly composed of the igneous rock basalt.
  3. Composition of the Oceanic Crust Though almost everywhere less than 10 km thick, the oceanic crust plays a crucial role in plate tectonics.

Continental Crust

  1. Continental crust (continental cratons) - Where there are continents the crust is about 30 to 50 km thick.
  2. Oceanic and continental crust are formed by entirely different geological processes: the former is typically 6 - 7 km thick, the latter about 35 - 40 km.

Km Thick

  1. Oceanic crust, on the other hand, is approximately 5 km thick and has a composition similar to basalt, making it significantly denser than continental crust. (Web site)
  2. Oceanic crust - The crust under the oceans is about 10 km thick and is generally made up of rock rich in iron and magnesium.
  3. Crust under the oceans is only about 5 km thick while continental crust can be up to 65 km thick. (Web site)

Categories

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  2. Events > Earthquakes > Plate Tectonics > Continental Crust
  3. Events > Earthquakes > Plate Tectonics > Oceanic Crust
  4. Basalt
  5. Denser
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