Mesosphere the region of the earths atmosphere above

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Mesosphere- the region of the earth's atmosphere above the stratosphere and below the thermosphere, between about 30 and 50 miles (50 and 80 km) in altitude. Modified Mercalli Intensity scale- Unlike earthquake, which is a measure of total energy released at the source of the earthquake, earthquake is a measure of shaking strength at different locations in the region where a quake is felt. Mohorovicic discontinuity- usually referred to as the Moho, is the boundary between the Earth's crust and the mantle. Moment magnitude- an unusually large sea wave produced by a seaquake or undersea volcanic eruption. Outer core-of the Earth is a liquid layer about 2,300 km thick and composed of iron and nickel that lies above Earth's solid inner core and below its mantle.
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Chapter 14- Definitons Christian Smith Primary (P) wave-type of body wave, called seismic waves in seismology, that travel through a continuum and are the first waves from an earthquake to arrive at a seismograph. Richter magnitude- scale was developed in 1935 by Charles F. Richter of the California Institute of Technology as a mathematical device to compare the size of earthquakes.
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