What Are the Two Types of Tectonic Plates?
Last Updated Apr 2, 2020 1:06:54 PM ET
Continental and oceanic are the two types of tectonic plates. Continental plates tend to be larger than oceanic and bear the majority of a continent's mass. Continental plates tend to be much thicker on average, but less dense.
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