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oceanic-crustal setting  
TYPE
  • http://purl.org/net/provenance/ns#DataItem

DEFINITION
  • That type of the Earth's crust which underlies the ocean basins. The oceanic crust is 5-10 km thick; it has a density of 2.9 g/cm3, and compressional seismic-wave velocities travelling through it at 4-7.2 km/sec. Setting in crust produced by submarine volcanism at a mid ocean ridge.
DESCRIPTION
  • That type of the Earth's crust which underlies the ocean basins. The oceanic crust is 5-10 km thick; it has a density of 2.9 g/cm3, and compressional seismic-wave velocities travelling through it at 4-7.2 km/sec. Setting in crust produced by submarine volcanism at a mid ocean ridge.
IDENTIFIER
  • oceanicCrustalSetting
TITLE
  • oceanic-crustal setting
URI
http://inspire.ec.europa.eu/codelist/EventEnvironmentValue/oceanicCrustalSetting
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