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Earthquakes: Inside The Earth The CORE of the Matter

Earth's Core

The earth has three main levels.

CRUST

MANTLE

CORE


Beneath the mantle is the Earth's core. The Earth's core consists of a fluid outer core and a solid inner core. Because the outer core contains iron, when it flows it generates a magnetic field. This is the source of the Earth's magnetic field.