Lithosphere Vocab

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Seismic Wave

A seismic wave is an elastic wave generated by an impulse such as an earthquake or an explosion.

Hot spots

large rising or magma not at plate boundaries

Epicenter

point on earths surface directly above the focus.

Tephra

bits of rock or solidified lava dropped from the air

Tsunami

Seismic sea wave

Magma

molten rock inside earth

Lithosphere

is divided into about 13 major plates

Cinder Cone

small steep volcano with a cone made of tephra

Rift

long crack where plates diverge

Earthquake

vibrations that occur when rocks break due to stress

Pyroclastic flow

an avalanche of glowing rocks flowing on a cushion of hot gases

Magnitude

number based on seismic wave amplitude the measurement of the richter scale

Seismograph

instrument used to record earthquakes

Richter Scale

measures the magnitude of an earthquake.

Seismic safe

structures that can withstand earthquakes

Shield

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