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The oceanic crust is at the bottom of the ocean, about 14,000 feet deep. It is about 4 miles thick.

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Are oceanic plates only made up of oceanic crust?

yes but oceanic crust is younger than continental crust because of deep sea trenches

What happens to oceanic crust at the deep ocean trench?

At some points, the oceanic crust bends downward and forms a deep-ocean trench. Then the oceanic crust sinks back into the mantle through a process called subduction.

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no, deep sea trenches are caused by the subduction of one lithospheric plate(oceanic) below another lithospheric plate.

What is deep underwater canyons formed where the oceanic crust bends downward?

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The oceanic crust is below the continental crust is above the oceanic crust

What is the lower part of the oceanic crust?

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How many miles deep is the oceanic crust?

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