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According to Science Daily, the types of rock that make up the continental crust include metamorphic, sedimentary and granitic. These rocks form continents and shallow sea beds, which are called continental shelves. More »

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Basalt is the main type of rock in the oceanic crust. Basalt is formed when magma cools quickly at the Earth's surface, making a type of igneous rock. More »

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The continental crust is made up of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rock. Sedimentary rocks are rocks that have been formed by atmospheric pressure, living organisms and gravity. They are created when sediments cons... More »

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The continental crust is the outer layer of the Earth's surface, which consists of several types of rock. It is comprised of 15 tectonic plates that form the continents and their surrounding seabeds, which are called con... More »

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Basalt is the main type of rock in the oceanic crust. Basalt is formed when magma cools quickly at the Earth's surface, making a type of igneous rock. More »

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The temperature of the continental crust varies depending on location and depth; at the surface, the continental crust exists at the same temperature as the outside air, while its inner core reaches temperatures up to 16... More »

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Continental and oceanic crust are both destroyed in subduction zones and lie atop Earth's mantle, though they differ in thickness, density, age and chemical composition. A subduction zone is an area of Earth's crust wher... More »

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