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The dynamic EARTH

Crust the layer of earth we live on
Mantle the layer of melted rock under the Crust
Inner core the solid layer in the middle of the earth
Outer core the layer that has all four states of matter
Magma melted rock underneath the earths surface
Molten melted
tectonic plates Plates which are under the mantle ,which constantly move
compression tectonic plates pushing together
shearing tectonic plates rubbing past each other
tension tectonic plates pulling apart
seismic wave wave above the earth's surface
p wave type of seismic wave ,however' fastest moving
s wave type of seismic wave ,however, slowest moving wave [moves like a snake
surface wave travel along the surface
epicenter the point directly above the hypocenter where earthquakes happen
focus/hypocenter where the plates meet
seismograph how earthquakes are measured
tsunami earthquake in the ocean
mercalli scale measures by the amount of distruction
Richter scale rated using seismograph
moment magnitude scale estimates the amount of energy released by earthquake
Created by: rombryenr