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What Are Some Differences Between The Continental Crust And The Oceanic Crust?

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The continental crust is the layer of igneous, sedimentary and metamorphic rocks which form the continents and the areas of shallow seabed close to their shores, known as continental shelves. It mostly consists of granite rocks, it is less dense than the oceanic crust, though it is considerably thicker.

The Oceanic crust is the part of Earth's lithosphere that surfaces in the ocean basins. Oceanic crust is primarily composed of rocks like mafic or sima. Oceanic Crust is thinner than the continental crust however it is denser.

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