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Is it oceanic or continental crust?

  1. Sep 27, 2013 #1
    hi all.
    anyone here know why some of the Earth's crust which by simple inspection appears to be oceanic crust has been labelled as continental crust by NOAA?

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  3. Sep 27, 2013 #2

    Simon Bridge

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    Because, on closer inspection, that is what it turns out to be.
     
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