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EE Learning Set 2

Vocabulary #'s (1-16)

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Volcano A vent in the surface of Earth through which magma and associated gases and ash erupt.
Earthquake A sudden motion or trembling caused by the abrupt release of slowly accumulated strain
Geology The study of planet earth: the materials of which it is made, the processes that act on these materials, the products formed, and the history of the planet and all its forms since its origin.
Latitude A north-south measure of a point of Earth's surface relative to the Equator. The latitude is measured in degrees (0-180) north or south from the Equator.
Longitude The east-west position of a point on Earth's surface, relative to the Prime Meridian (0-180), an imaginary line chosen on Earth's surface that stretches from The North Pole to the South Pole.
Crust The outermost layer of Earth composed of rock.
Plate Sheets of rock that include part of Earth's crust.
Plate tectonics The theory that Earth's crust is divided into a number of plates, and the study of how the plates move and interact with one another.
Mantle The zone of Earth beneath the crust and above the core. It is divided into the upper mantle and lower mantle.
Core The central part of Earth made of iron and nickel. It consists of a liquid outer core and solid inner core.
Seismology The study of earthquakes and the structure of Earth, using information from seismic waves.
Seismic Waves A general term for waves produced by earthquakes or artificially through explosions.
Density The mass of quantity of a substance per unit volume.
Plate boundary An area along the edges of Earth's plates.
Fault A crack in one of Earth's plates that results when enough force is applied to break the rock of Earth's crust.
Fold A bend in rocks.
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