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Lesson 6 and 7 Vocab

Earthquakes and Volcanoes

TermDefinition
Earthquake Ground movements that occur when blocks occur when blocks of rock in earth move suddenly & release energy
Focus A place within earth along at fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs
Epicenter Directly above the Earth´s Surface
Tectonic Plate Boundary 2 or more tectonic plates meet
Fault A break in Earth's crust along which blocks of rocks move.
Deformation The process by which rock becomes deformed and changes shape due to stress.
Elastic Rebound The return of rock to its original shape after elastic deformation
Volcano Is any place where gas, ash, or melted rock come out the ground.
Magma Melted rock that is less dance than solid rock rock, so it rises toward the surface
Lava Is magma that has reached Earth's Surface
Vent Lava clouds of ash can erupt from erupt from a vent or opening of a volcano
Tectonic Place Are giant sections of lithosphere on Earth's Surface
Hot Spot Is a location where a column of extremely hot mantle rock, called a "mantle plume", rises through the atmosphere
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