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Are crust near ocean ridges younger than ocean crust near deep sea trenches?

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05/21/2007

Yes.The crust near oceanic ridges are younger since the crust is created here.Constant under water volcanic activities through the ridges pushes apart new oceanic floor only to be consumed at deep sea trenches,where the crust is definitely older.