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Why is rock formed at the ridges called new rock?
September 19, 2011 10:05PM
Since the rock just came up and cooled, it's "new oceanic rock." Because... it's new rock. It's the youngest rock. It just came out of the ground and cooled, making it rock. Or Because new crust is being formed while the old crust is being pushed away.