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Vocab #19


Theory that the continents were one big landmass and then drifted to where they are now Continental Drift
Earth's outer layer also the thinnest layer Crust
A fracture in the crust that moves every way possible found near plate bounderies Fault
Rigid layer of Earth made out of the mantle and the crust Lithoshpere
Molten rock beneath the Earth's surface Magma
Layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core Mantle
Bending of layers due to stress in the Earth's crust leading to mountain formation Folding
Vibrations traveling through Earth, that energy being released during earthquakes Seismic Waves
One plate going under another plate Subduction
Sections of Earth's crust that move due to convection currents in the mantle Tectonic Plates