Mohorovicic discontinuity

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Related to Mohorovicic discontinuity: crust, Gutenberg Discontinuity, Convection current
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the boundary between the Earth's crust and the underlying mantle


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This boundary, which lies about 10 kilometers below the ocean surface and some 30 to 40 kilometers beneath the top of the continental crust, is called the Mohorovicic discontinuity, after the Croatian geologist who first discovered it.
The Mohorovicic discontinuity, or Moho, defines a sharp increase in seismic velocities that usually lies 6 to 8 kilometers below the seafloor.
The surface is the top of the mantle (the Mohorovicic discontinuity, see page 63), and the bottom is the core-mantle boundary (CMB).