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Hi my name is Phil. I had a question regarding how mountains and if they did not form due to plate movements, how would this effect our planet earth? Would the earth's crust be weak or less dense and unstable overall?

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Mountains are landforms so to speak formed due to endogenetic (tectonics on different scales) or exogenetic (erosion-deposition ways. So weakness or density is really not directly connected with mountains - they can be of any kinds of the rocks we find in the crust or sediments over it.

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