How Deep Is The Earth's Crust Under Europe?

Thursday, May 1, 2008 - 13:28 in Earth & Climate

A new model of Europe's Earth's crust has been made. The Earth's crust is, on global average around 40 kilometers deep. In relation to the total diameter of the Earth with approx. 12800 kilometers this appears to be rather shallow, but precisely these upper kilometers of the crust, the human habitat, is of special interest for us. Europe's crust shows an astonishing diversity: for example the crust under Finland is as deep as one only expects for crust under a mountain range such as the Alps.

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