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mid-oceanic crustal type


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A type of unstable crust, averaging 10km in thickness, that is made from basaltic lava. There is much volcanicity and there are frequent shallow earthquakes. In some places there are rift valleys at the centres of mid-ocean ridges and ridges may protrude as islands above the surface.

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