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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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