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Earthquake Vocab

TermDefinition
Earthquake A series of vibration induced in the earth's crust.
Crust The earth's outer layer the coolest and least dense layer of the earth.
Fault A fracture in bedrock along which blocks of rock on opposite side of the fracture move.
Mantle Something that covers,envelops, or conceals.
Lithosphere The crust and upper mantle of the earth.
Lithospheric Plates Are regions of earth's crust and upper mantle that are fracture into plates that move across deeper Plasticine mantle.
Seismologists The science of earthquakes and their phenomena.
Convergent When the plates come closer together.
Divergent When the plates go Differ ways.
Tranfrom When the plates go past one other.
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