Andrija Mohorovicic


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Yugoslav geophysicist for whom the Mohorovicic discontinuity was named (1857-1936)

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There was an earthquake in the Balkans in 1909, and a Croatian geologist, Andrija Mohorovicic (1857-1936), studied the waves that traveled through the Earth's crust as a result.
When Croatian seismologist Andrija Mohorovicic published his landmark discovery of a shallow transition to a remarkably uniform layer of high sound (or seismic) velocities in 1909, he had, in fact, discovered the boundary between Earth's crust and upper mantle, which is now known as the Moho.
Discovered in 1909 by yugoslavian seismologist Andrija Mohorovicic, the continental Moho resides at depths of 35 kilometers, where the speeds of seismic waves traveling through the earth abruptly change.