Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsAstronomy & Space · 2 months ago

How far offshore does the continental shelf reach, miles/km?

4 Answers

  • Bill-M
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    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).

  • 2 months ago

    Depends what shore you are at, no fixed distance from a shoreline.

    Some have no shelf, others go for many miles.

  • 2 months ago

    The average width of the North. American Atlantic continental shelf is 50 miles (80 km) , but the maximum is almost 160 kilometers

  • 2 months ago

    Depends.  It can be 1 km or 100.

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