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4.14: Continental Margins

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active margin

active margin

Part of a plate that has a lot of geological activity; this is because this part of the plate meets another plate.
continental margin

continental margin

Outer edge of a continent where it transitions to oceanic lithosphere; the continental margin is under water.
passive margin

passive margin

Part of a plate that has no geological activity; this part of the plate is not meeting with another plate.

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