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Q & A: Earth core pressure?

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Most recent answer: 06/16/2010
Q:
does earth's pressure go all the way to the earth's core or does it stop at the ocean floor?
- terry (age 52)
balt,md
A:
It is estimated that the pressure in the Earth's inner core is more than three million times that of atmospheric pressure.   The basic cause is gravitational forces on all of the layers of rock above the center of the Earth.  See: 

LeeH

(published on 06/16/2010)

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