What is Moho discontinuity?

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Mar 25, 2016


Moho discontinuity is a geological discontinuity under Earth's crust at which seismic waves change velocity under acceleration..


Croatian Seismologist Andrija Mohorovicic discovered this discontinuity in his seismic-shock research.

This Moho is detected at about 8 km down the sea-bottom and at about 32 km beneath land surface.

Moho discontinuity is the discontinuity between rocks of the Earth's crust and the related but different rocke of the mantle.
Reference: http://geology.com/mohorovicic-discontinuity.shtml