Earth's Interior

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Secondary Waves (S Waves)Seismic waves that travel through ONLY solids.SeismographsInstruments that record earthquake waves.BasaltA dark, dense, igneous rock with a fine texture, found in oceanic crust.GraniteA usually light- colored igneous rock that is found in continental crust.Continental CrustPortion of the earth's crust that primarily contains granite and is less dense than oceanic crust.Oceanic CrustPortion of Earth's crust that is below the oceans, primarily contains basalt, and is thinner and higher in density than continental crust.DensityA measure of how much mass is contained in a given volume. (mass / volume)MassA measure of the amount of matter in an object.VolumeAmount of space an object takes up.

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