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mo·horovi·ci·c dis·con·ti·nu·ity

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  1. Mohorovicic discontinuity, Mohonoun

    the boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle

    "the Mohorovicic discontinuity averages 5 miles down under oceans and 20 miles down under continents"

GCIDE

  1. Mohorovicic discontinuitynoun

    same as 2nd Moho.

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  1. Mohorovičić discontinuity

    The Mohorovičić discontinuity, usually referred to as the Moho, is the boundary between the Earth's crust and the mantle. Named after the pioneering Croatian seismologist Andrija Mohorovičić, the Moho separates both the oceanic crust and continental crust from underlying mantle. The Moho mostly lies entirely within the lithosphere; only beneath mid-ocean ridges does it define the lithosphere – asthenosphere boundary. The Mohorovičić discontinuity was first identified in 1909 by Mohorovičić, when he observed that seismograms from shallow-focus earthquakes had two sets of P-waves and S-waves, one that followed a direct path near the Earth's surface and the other refracted by a high velocity medium. The Mohorovičić discontinuity is 5 to 10 kilometres below the ocean floor and 20 to 90 kilometres beneath typical continents, with an average of 35 kilometres beneath them.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mohorovicic discontinuity in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mohorovicic discontinuity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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