Plate tectonics and the ocean floor | Middle school Earth and space science | Khan Academy

In the ocean, tectonic processes continuously create and destroy oceanic crust. New crust is created at mid-ocean ridges and moves away from them over millions of years. Old crust is destroyed when it reaches seafloor trenches.

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