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the outermost layer of Earth that floats on the mantle.
the layer of Earth between the crust and the core.
the balance between the downward force of the crust and the upward force of the mantle.
movement created due to warm material rising and cool material sinking.
the forces that push and pull on Earth's crust, causing deformation.
the breaking, tilting, and folding of rocks.
pushes the rocks of the crust together.
pulls the rocks of the crust apart.
pushes rocks of the crust in opposite, horizontal directions.
a break along which rocks move.
tension causes the hanging wall to move down relative to the foot wall.
compression causes the hanging wall to move up relative to the foot wall.
compression causes the hanging wall to move up and over the foot wall.
shearing causes the blocks of rock to move horizontally past each other.
a bend in a rock.
an upward fold in a rock.
a downward fold in a rock.
an uplifted area caused by rising magma.
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