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    Oct 7, 2006, 07:41 AM
    How thick is the earths crust?
    How thick is the earths crust on an average?
    Thank you
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    Oct 7, 2006, 07:54 AM
    It varies around the planet. Here's a good explanation:
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    Dec 10, 2006, 09:32 PM
    Rickj is right--thickness varies.

    mean thickness = 24 mi (40 km), standard deviation is 5.4 mi (9 km).

    thinnest = approx 9 mi (15 km)

    thickest = 47 mi (75 km)

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