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  • I'm pretty sure this is crap, as seismic data doesn't allow for a world-wide a low velocity serpentinite zone in or near the moho.

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  • Way down in the moho, five-hundred-year-old fingernails began tearing painfully free.

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  • Esta sustancial denominada Penicilina, que represent un legtimo progreso en la teraputica, se origino de un humilde hongo o moho.

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  • En ambientes tropicales, las temperatures elevadas y la humedad promueven el crecimiento de moho y la putrefaccion de los productos alimenticios, destruyen materiales susceptibles a la humedad, tales como el cemento y los fertilizantes, y estimulan la degradacion termal y ultravioleta de muchos productos.

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  • 'O ka hiku ia o ka inoa moho i lilo iā ia ma nā makahiki' ehiku i hala.

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  • Kā'ili 'o Punahou i ka inoa moho ma ka pā'ani kinipōpō hili

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  • Kā'ili 'o Punahou i ka inoa moho ma ka pā'ani kinipōpō hili i ka pō Pō'aono nei.

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  • A ma ka ho'okūkū inoa moho o ka moku'āina, kahi i lanakila ai 'o Lahainaluna, he 26 āna' ai.

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  • There is a 'johnny house' and I will park my little moho at the grounds with a bathroom on board and a generator if evening need arises.

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  • These boats are made of three types of wood mainly: moho, pine, and Santa Maria.

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  • Name dervived from Andrija Mohorovi�?ić, a Croatian seismologist who observed abrupt increase in the velocity of earthquake P-waves. See Lehmann Discontinuity and Gutenberg Discontinuity.

    April 23, 2009

  • The MOHO is the name given to the boundary between the crust and the mantle. It's existance was initially detected through a discontinuity in the motion of seismic waves from one point to another through the Earth. Motion of the waves along the MOHO is faster than in the crust itself. So beyond a certain seperation it is quicker for the waves to descend to the level of the MOHO, travel along the MOHO and then return to the surface than it is for them to move along in the crust.

    The boundary is really sharp. Evidence for this is seen in the seismic data itself as well as inspection of parts of the MOHO that were deposited in Oman during obduction of an oceanic plate.

    The difference in speed for the waves represents a difference in refractive index and this is obviously associated with a difference in compositon. Whilst the crust is made up mainly of basalt and granite the mantle is a peridotite based rock, featuring olivine, and some pyroxenes.

    December 9, 2006