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chap5&6 vocab 2

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lithosphere
(sphere of a rock)crust and uppermost mantle, rigid shell, 100-250 km in thickness, thick below continent.
magnitude
estimates the amount of energy released at the housece of the earthquake
richter scale
based on the amplitude of the largest seismic wave recorded
shield volcano
very large, gently sloping mound composed mainly of basaltic lava flows
asthenosphere is located
upper mantle
mesosouraus
was an ancient reptile that lived in South America and Africa during the late Paleozoic.
transform fault
a strike-slip fault that forms the boundary between tectonic plates
Early results of the Deep Sea Drilling Project clearly justified the conclusion that
the ocean basins are relatively young; most ocean basin rocks and sediments are Cretaceous or younger in age
On a typical seismogram, ________ will show the highest amplitudes.
surface waves
Spreading center volcanism most generally produces rocks which are
basaltic in composition