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volcanoes Word Search

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magma chamber
focus
hot spot
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temperature
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plate tectonics
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Earthquakes and Volcanoes Crossword

Type
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Description

What is the point of Earth's surface directely above an earthquake's focus ? epicenter
device used by seimologists to record primary, secondary, suface waves from earthquakes seismograph
vibrations caused by breaking rocks along faults earthquake
Opening in Earth's surface that often forms a mountain when layers of lava and volcanic ash erupt and build up volcano
An opening on Earth's surface where magma is forced up and flows out as lava Vent
a broad volcano with gently sloping sides Shield volcano
A volcano formed by alternating layers of tephra and lava and that is found mostly where Earth's plates come together Composite volcano
steep-sided volcano made of loosely packed tephra Cinder cone volcano
scientist who studiesearthquakes and seismic waves Seismologist
large opening formed when the top of a volcano collapes Caldera
Measure of the energy released by an earthquake Magnitude
A mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth Magma
a very large igneous intrusion extending deep in the earth's crust. batholith
a column of solidified lava or igneous rock formed in a volcanic vent, especially when exposed by erosion. volcanic necks
are imaginable as the veins of a volcano, the pathways of rising magma. Volcanic dikes

Volcano Crossword Puzzle

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Description

A mixture of molten or semi-molten rock Magma
hot molten or semifluid rock erupted from a volcano or fissure, or solid rock resulting from cooling of this Lava
steep conical hill of loose pyroclastic fragments cinder cone
conical volcano built up by many layers (strata) of hardened lava, tephra, pumice, and volcanic ash composite
a type of volcano usually built almost entirely of fluid magma flows shield
roughly circular mound-shaped protrusion resulting from the slow extrusion of viscous lava from a volcano lava dome
side vent conduit
a bowl-shaped geological formation at the top of a volcano crater
a mountain that produces magma, lava, and ash and is formed by cracks in the Earth's surface volcano
a giant, fast moving wave that is caused by an earthquake or volcano tsunami

Volcanoes & Earthquakes Crossword

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Crossword
Description

Liquid rock that forms under earths surface Magma
Magma that flows into earths surface the rock that forms when lava cools and solidifies Lava
A vent or fissure in earths surface through which magma and gases are expelled Volcano
Any activity that includes the movement of magma toward onto earths surface Volcanism
A volcanically active area of earths surface commonly far from a tectonic plate boundary Hot spot
Describes magma or igneous rocks that is rich in magnesium and iron and that is generally dark in color Mafic
Describes magma or igneous rock that is rich in feldspar and silica and that is generally light in color Felsic
Fragments of rock that form during a volcanic eruption Pyroclastic material
A movement or trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move Earthquake
The sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its undeformed shape Elastic rebound
In geology a seismic wave that travels through the body of a medium Body wave
The point on earths surface directly above an earthquakes starting point or focus Epicenter
An area on earths surface where no direct seismic waves from a particular earthquake can be detected Shadow zone
The bending, tilting, and breaking of the Earth's crust; the change in the shape of rock in response to stress Deformation
The study of earthquakes Seismology
A seismic wave that causes particles of rock to move in a back-and-forth direction P Wave
a seismic wave that causes particles of rock to move in a side-to-side direction S Wave
Giant pieces of the Earth's thin, outermost layer that move around on top of a layer of plastic rock Tectonic plates
A break in the Earth's crust along which blocks of the crust slide relative to one another Fault
A measure of the strength of an earthquake Magnitude
An area along a fault where relatively few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes have occurred in the past Seismic Gaps
Process of making older structures more earthquake resistant Retrofitting
a side vent Conduit
a giant, fast moving wave that is caused by an earthquake or volcano Tsunami
the remains of something that has been destroyed or broken up Debris

Volcano Vocabulary! Word Search

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Lava
Eruption
Ring of Fire
Vent
Bomb
Hot Spot
Caldera
Dormant
Composite Cone
Shield Cone
Cinder Cone
Active
Cinders
Magma
Volcano

Volcano Word Search

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pressure
active
ash
chamber
cindercone
composite
crater
dormant
explosive
extinct
gas
geyser
hotspot
lava
magma
pyroclasticflow
ringoffire
sheild
silica
tectonicplates
vent

EARTH SCIENCE CROSSWORD PUZZLE

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the action of surface processes (such as water flow or wind) that remove soil, rock, or dissolved material from one location on the Earth's crust, then transport it away to another location. EROSION
wear away or change the appearance or texture of (something) by long exposure to the air: WEATHERING
Waves of energy that travel through the Earth's layers, and are a result of an earthquake, explosion, or a volcano that gives out low-frequency acoustic energy SEISMIC WAVES
an instrument that measures and records details of earthquakes, such as force and duration. SEISMOGRAPH
the point on the Earth's surface that is directly above the hypocentre or focus, the point where an earthquake or underground explosion originates. EPICENTER
the great size or extent of something MAGNITUDE
a rupture in the crust of a planetary-mass object, such as Earth, that allows hot lava, ash, and gases to escape from a magma chamber below the surface. volcano
is one of several very large landmasses on Earth continent
a mixture of molten or semi-molten rock, volatiles and solids that is found beneath the surface of the Earth, and is expected to exist on other terrestrial planets. magma
the line at which the earth's surface and the sky appear to meet horizon
a solid inorganic substance of natural occurrence. mineral
the upper layer of earth in which plants grow, a black or dark brown material typically consisting of a mixture of organic remains, clay, and rock particles soil
a sudden and violent shaking of the ground, sometimes causing great destruction, as a result of movements within the earth's crust or volcanic action. earthquake

Chapter 9 Crossword

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Description

Vibrations in the ground that result from movement along breaks in Earth's lithosphere Earthquake
A break in Earth's lithosphere where one block of rock moves toward, away from, or past another FAULT
Energy that travels as vibrations on and in Earth SEISMIC WAVES
Waves that originate where rocks first move along the fault FOCUS
The location on Earth's surface directly above the earthquake's focus EPICENTER
Also called P-waves. Cause particles in the ground to move in a push-pull motion. PRIMARY
Also called S-waves. Cause particles to move up and down at right angles relative to the direction the wave travels SECONDARY
Cause particles in the ground to move up and down in a rolling motion SURFACE WAVES
Scientists that study earthquakes SEISMOLOGISTS
Measures and records ground motion and can be used to determine the distance seismic waves travel SEISMOMETER
A graphical illustration of seismic waves SEISMOGRAM
A vent in Earth's crust through which melted, or molten rock flows VOLCANO
Molten rock below Earth's surface MAGMA
Molten rock that erupts onto Earth's surface LAVA
Volcanoes that are not associated with plate boundaries HOT SPOT
Common along divergent plate boundaries and oceanic hot spots. Are large areas with gentle slopes of basaltic lava SHIELD VOLCANOES
A large, steep-sided volcanoes that result from explosive eruption of andesitic and rhyolitic lava and ash along convergent plate boundaries COMPOSITE
Are small, steep sided volcanoes that erupt gas rich, basaltic lava CINDER CONES
Tiny particles of pulverized volcanic rock and glass ASH
A liquid's resistance to flow VISCOSITY

Earthquakes and Volcanoes Crossword

Type
Crossword
Description

What is liquid rock produced under Earth's surface? Magma
What is a movement or trembling of the ground that is caused by a sudden release of energy when rocks along a fault move? Earthquake
What is an area along a fault where relatively few earthquakes have occurred recently but where strong earthquakes are known to have occurred in the past? Seismic Gap
What is the amount of damage caused by an earthquake? Intensity
What is a region of numerous, closely spaced faults? Fault Zone
What is a seismic wave that travels the body of a medium? Body Wave
What is the sudden return of elastically deformed rock to its underformed shape? Elastic Rebound
What is an instrument that records vibrations in the ground? Seismograph
What is a measure of the strength of an earthquake? Magnitude
What is a giant ocean wave that forms after a volcanic eruption, submarine, earthquake, or landslide? Tsunami
What is a tracing of earthquake motion that is recorded by a seismograph? Seismogram
What is an area on Earth's surface where no direct seismic waves from a particular earthquake can be detected? Shadow Zone
What is the location within Earth along a fault at which the first motion of an earthquake occurs? Focus
What is a primary wave, or compression wave? P Wave
What is a secondary wave, or shear wave? S Wave
What is the point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's starting point, or focus? Epicenter
What is a seismic wave that travels along the surface of an medium and that has a stronger effect near the surface of the medium than it has in the interior? Surface Wave
What are fragments of rock that form during a volcanic eruption? Pyroclastic Material
What is a vent or fissure in Earth's surface through which magma and gases are expelled? Volcano
What is igneous rock that is rich in magnesium and iron and that is generally dark in color? Mafic
What is a large, circular depression that forms when the magma chamber below a volcano partially empties and causes the ground above to sink? Caldera
What is any activity that includes the movement of magma toward or onto Earth's surface? Volcanism
What is a volcanically active area of Earth's surace? Hot Spot
What is magma that flows into Earth's surface? Lave
What describes magma or igneous rock that is rich in feldspar and silica and that is generally light in color? Felsic

Volcano Vocabulary Review Crossword

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Description

A large pool of liquid rock found beneath the surface of the Earth. MagmaChamber
A sleeping volcano Dormant
Pressure builds up and gases/rock/lava shoot up through the vent Erupt
Molten rock found deep inside the Earth Magma
A volcano that has had at least one eruption in the past 10,000 years active
Molten rock after magma erupts from a volcano Lava
The area around the opening of a volcano that is shaped like a bowl crater
The opening at the top of a volcano vent
A mountain having a crater or vent through which lava, rocks, ash, and gas can be erupted from volcano
Earth's outer layer is made up of moving pieces, made out of solid rock tectonic plates
Wide volcano with gentle slopes Shield
Most common volcano that is formed by layers of ash and lave Composite
Smallest volcano that is circular or oval cones made up of small fragments of lava Cinder