Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Oceanic Crust and Continental Crust. Comparison and Differences.
Difference between Oceanic Crust and Continental Crust
1. Oceanic Crust forms beneath deep oceans while Continental Crust forms beneath earth’s continental land masses and under shallow sea.
2. Oceanic Crust ranges between 5-8 km. Continental Crust ranges between 30-70 km.
3. Oceanic Crust Consist mainly basalt Rocks of less than 200 million years old. Continental Crust consist of lighter rocks Rocks ranges from young to nearly 4 billion years.