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What are large pieces of the lithosphere called?
Last Updated: 16th June, 2020
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In this way, what are pieces of the lithosphere called?
The tectonic plates are made up of Earth's crust and the upper part of the mantle layer underneath. Together the crust and upper mantle are called the lithosphere and they extend about 80 km deep. The lithosphere is broken into giant plates that fit around the globe like puzzle pieces.
Subsequently, question is, what are the 3 components of lithosphere? 3. Lithosphere The solid part of the earth. It consists of three main layers: crust, mantle and core.
Beside this, what are large pieces of lithosphere that move on top of the asthenosphere called?
tectonic plate. a piece of the lithosphere that moves around on top of the asthenosphere. continental drift.
What is another name for the earth's crust?
The crust and the upper mantle make up the lithosphere. The lithosphere is broken up into tectonic plates that can move. The crust is of two different types. One is the continental crust (under the land) and the other is the oceanic crust (under the ocean).