How far offshore does the continental shelf reach, miles/km?
- Bill-MLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
It varies from location to location.
You should ask = "How far offshore does the continental shelf reach off shore from California?"
Along parts of the U.S. state of California, for example, the continental shelf extends less than a kilometer (0.62 miles). But along the northern coast of Siberia, the shelf extends about 1,290 kilometers (800 miles).
- daniel gLv 72 months ago
Depends what shore you are at, no fixed distance from a shoreline.
Some have no shelf, others go for many miles.
- CarolOklaLv 72 months ago
The average width of the North. American Atlantic continental shelf is 50 miles (80 km) , but the maximum is almost 160 kilometers
- David R.Lv 72 months ago
Depends. It can be 1 km or 100.