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Plates- The Basics

The basics Lithospheric plates are made up of crust and the upper mantle. There are no gaps between plates. There are two types of plate – oceanic and continental. Oceanic crust is more dense than continental crust. The denser oceanic lithospheric plate sinks beneath the continental lithospheric plate at subduction zones. For example the Nazca Plate descends (subducts)… Continue reading Plates- The Basics