Lithosphere Facts?


The upper rigid area of the Earth is known as the lithosphere. It is made up of the crust and the top of the mantle, and is about 100 kilometers, or just over 62 miles, thick. There are many interesting facts that one can learn about the lithosphere. For example, it was discovered by seismology and literally means ball of stone. It is broken into about 20 tectonic plates. When these plates rub together, that is what causes earthquakes.
Q&A Related to "Lithosphere Facts?"
The lithosphere is made up of the crust and uppermost brittle mantle.
The lithosphere is a brittle uppermost shell of the earth, broken into a
It is layered andf no-one really understands how this occurs. Source(s) geology.
What is the significance of the fact that the lithosphere is primarily composed of basalt while the crust is composed primarily of
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