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Mohorovicic Discontinuity


It would be quite possible to drill there, into the top of the mantle, penetrating the Mohorovicic Discontinuity, however.
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  the boundary between the Earth’s crust and the underlying mantle
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The Mohorovicic discontinuity was first identified in 1909 by Andrija Mohorovicic, a Croatian seismologist, when he observed the abrupt increase in the velocity of earthquake waves (specifically P-waves) at this point. ...

The Mohorovicic discontinuity is about 5 km below the ocean floor and 30 to 50 km beneath typical continents. The Moho is deepest beneath the Tibetan Plateau, where it is approximately 75 km below the surface.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohorovicic_discontinuity (retrieved 9/25/08)
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