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The low-velocity zone in the mantle is called?

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The low-velocity zone in the mantle can also be called the peridotite mantle lithosphere. This is the zone that starts at the depths of about 50 km50 \text{ km} and ends at the depths of about 300 km300 \text{ km}, the thickness of the low-velocity zone can vary. When passing through this zone primary seismic waves are slowed and secondary seismic waves are slowed or absorbed due to partial melting of the rock.

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