In this article, I will illustrate the difference between continental crust and oceanic crust.
The outermost layer of the Earth’s structure, the crust.
There are two types of crust with different characteristics: continental crust and oceanic crust.
What are the differences between them?
Let’s learn about the differences between continental crust and oceanic crust with the guinea pigs in this article!
Characteristics of the continental crust
The continental crust is 30-50 km thick.
Characteristics of the oceanic crust
The oceanic crust is 5-10 km thick.
This layer is connected to the lower basaltic layer mentioned earlier in the continental crust!
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