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  • seismic wave: a vibration that travels through earth carrying the energy released during an earthquake.
  • aa lava: the slow moving-moving lava that hardens to form rough chunks.
  • tectonic plates: massive rock made of earth's lithosphere that move float and drift.
  • volcanic neck: a weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface.
  • outer core: fluid layer that is above earth's inner core and below the mantle.
  • lithosphere: rigid outer part of the earth, which is the crust and upper mantle.
  • crust: the outer layer of the earth.
  • epicenter: the point on earth’s crust directly above an earthquake’s focus.
  • seismograph: a device that records ground movement caused by seismic waves as they move through the earth.
  • inner core: inner most part of the earth believed to be a solid ball.
  • tsunami: a massive wave caused by an earthquake.
  • mantle: in-between the earth's crust and core.
  • volcano: a cone shaped mountain which lava and ash flow during eruption.
  • transform boundary: when two tectonic plates slip or slide past each other.
  • earthquake: a sudden shake of the ground caused by the shifting of tectonic plates.
  • pahoehoe lava: the hot fast-moving lava that hardens to form smooth, ropelike coils.
  • pangaea: a super continent that existed 300 million years ago.
  • magma: hot fluid below earth’s crust where lava is formed.