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the thin and solid outermost layer of the earth above the mantle
the layer of rock between the earths crust and core
the central part of the Earth below the mantle
the solid, outer layer of the earth that consits of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle
the soft layer of the mantle on which the tectonic plates move
the strong lower part of the mantle
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and the rigid, outermost part of the mantle
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, that broke up and drifted to their present locations.
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies
the theroy that explains how large pieces of the earth's outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and change
the boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are sliding past each other
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object
stress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object
the bending of rock layers due to stress
a break in a body of rock along which one block slides relative to another
the sinking of regions of the Earths crust to lower elevations
an instrument that record vibrations in the ground and determines the location and strength of an earthquake
a tracing of earthquake motion that is created by a seismograph
the point on earths surface directly above an earthquakes starting point, or focus
the point along a fault at whcih the first motion occurs of an earthquake occurs
a hypothesis that is based on the idea that a major earthquake is more likely to occur along the part of an active fault where no earthquakes have occured for a certain period of t
the study of eathquakes
the bending, tilting, and breaking of the earths crust; the change in the shape of rock in response to stress
the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its deformed shape
a wave of energy that travels through the earth, away from an earthquake in all directions
a seismic wave that causes particles of rock to move in a back and forth decision
a seismic wave that causes particles of rock to move in a side to side motion
an area along a fault where relativley few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes have occurred in the past

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