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vocab for sci 1#

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anticline upward fold
facture break in a rock
fault break's in earth's crust along which movement occurs.
landform physical feature on Earth's solid surface
elevation height of a point on earth above or below sea level
summit highest point mountaintop
folded moutain mountain formed by the folding of rock layers
dome mountain mountain formed when upfold in a rocks create a rounded structure that looks like a bowl turned upside doen
fault block mountain mountain formed when normal fault uplift a block of a rock
plain large, flat are just above sea level
plateau large, flat area at a high elevation
volcanism movement of magma inside Earth
lava magma that reaches Earth's surface
vent volcano opening from which lava flows
volcano vent and the volcanic material around it
crater pit at the top of a volcanic cone
caldera large hole that forms when the roof of a magma dome collapses
shield cone volcanic cone made up of layers pf hardened lava
cinder cone volcanic cone made up of rock particles ,dust,and ash
composite cone volcanic cone made up of alternating layers of lava an rock particles
earthquake sudden,strong movement of Earth's crust
focus point beneath Earth's surface where an earthquake starts
epicenter place on Earth's surface directly above the focus
seismic wave earthquake wave
seismograph instrument that detects and measures earthquakes
p waves fastest earthquake wave
s wave second earth wave to be recorded at a seismograph station
l wave surface wave
Richter scale scale that measures the energy released by an earthquake
tsunami large ocean wave caused by an earthqauke
ring of fire major earthquake and volcanic zone that almost forms a circle around the pacific ocean
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