8 - Denser one dives under the less dense Oceanic subducts...

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Thursday 9/2 17:24 Mt. Everest Both continental lithosphere Two Kinds of Lithosphere:     1.  Oceanic Very thin crust (5 km) Made of Fe + Mg rich rocks (e.g. basalt at surface, “ultramafic” rocks at deep  levels (serpentinite)   really DENSE** 2.  Continental  thicker crust (~30 km, but can be as much as 80 km beneath Tibet) granitic crust low in Fe + Mg less dense/ more buoyant Oceanic vs. Continental Litospheric Plates
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Unformatted text preview: Denser one dives under the less dense Oceanic subducts under continental SEE DIAGRAM 2 Continental vs. Continental lithosphere = Collision zones/ continent-continent collisions Ex: India-Eurasia Collision Continent-Continent Collision Himalayas/ Tibet, Magnitude 9+ earthquakes Indian-Australian Plate shoves underneath 17:24 17:24 17:24...
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