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In the sizes of the Solar System planets, where does the planet Earth rank in its size? Earth is the fifth largest planet in the solar system
What makes the planet Earth unique from the other planets in the Solar System? It is the only planet with liquid water
What is the outer part of the Earth known as? The Earth’s crust
How deep is the Earth’s crust? About 25 miles
About how much of the Earth’s mass is made up of the Earth’s crust? About 1% of the Earth’s mass
How deep is the Earth’s mantle? 1,800 miles after the crust
About how much of the Earth’s volume makes up the Earth’s mantle? 85%
How many parts is the mantle made of and what are they called? 2 parts & the upper and lower mantle
How deep is the Earth’s core? The Earth’s core is about (1,802 miles) deep
How many part is the core made of and what are they called? 2 parts & the outer and inner core
The earth crust is made up of unevenly shaped slab of rocks called what? Tectonic plates
What is the shaking of the Earth’s surface resulting from a sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere? An Earthquake
What are the names of the 4 types of earthquakes? Normal Fault, Reverse Fault, Right-Lateral Fault, & Left-Lateral Fault
What is the outer layer of the core made out of? Nickel
What is the inner core of the Earth made out of? Iron
What protective field does the Earth's core give to the planet Earth? The Electromagnetic Field
What does the electro-magnetic field protect the Earth from? The Sun's powerful gamma radiation heat
How many many types of earthquakes are in the Earth? 4 Types
The earth crust is made up of unevenly shaped slab of rocks called what? Tectonic Plates
From where is a sudden release of energy that causes earthquakes to happen come from? The Earth's Lithosphere
What is the deep part of the Earth that almost reaches the top part of the Earth Top Mantle? The Mariana Trench
What planet is slightly smaller than the Earth this is the 2nd planet closest to the Sun? Venus
What type of earthquakes are inclined fractures where the blocks have mostly shifted vertically? Normal Fault
What type of earthquakes are the blocks that are above the faults moves up relative to the block below the fault line? Reverse Fault
What type of earthquake has strike-slip faults in vertical fractures where the blocks have mostly moved horizontally? Left-Lateral Fault
What type of earthquakes are where the right block moves toward you and the left block moves away? Right-Lateral Fault
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