ESV - 3 And the waters receded from the earth continually. At the end of 150 days the waters had abated.
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The average depth of the ocean is 2.3 miles (3800 meters)! After the fountains of the great deep burst open as recorded in the flood story, earth had to reach new equilibriums, most of which was probably driven by gravity.
Check out Walt Brown's hydroplate theory at creationscience.com, he has a phd from MIT in engineering.