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How does the age of the ocean lithosphere and deepest sediment inane ocean basin change with increasing distance from the ocean ridge?

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The further away you get from the divergent boundary, the older the crust. Every time magma rises, a new layer of oceanic crust is added, thus, as the distance increases, the older crust is moved further and further away.