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10SC On The Edge

Year 10 Science keywords for On The Edge

TermDefinition
Core The centre of the earth.
Crust The hard outer layer of the earth.
Epicentre The point on the earth's surface immediately above the focus of an earthquake.
Fault-Line A break or fracture in the ground.
Focus The point below the earth's surface where an earthquake begins.
Lava Molten rock that erupts from the crust.
Magma Molten rock within the earth's mantel and crust.
Mantle Between the crust and the outer core.
Mecalli Scale A scale that expresses the intensity and damage of an earthquake.
Richter Scale A scale that expresses the energy released during an earthquake.
Seismograph An instrument that measures and records details of an earthquake.
Tectonic Plate A part of the earth's crust that floats above the mantel.
Tsunami A large and powerful ocean wave caused by an earthquake or underwater disturbance.
Created by: vreetan