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Science- Inside the Restless Earth
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the thin and solid outermost layer of the Earth
the layer of rock between the Earth's crust and core
the central part of the Earth below the mantle
the outermost, rigid layer of the Earth
the soft layer of the mantle on which tectonic plates move
the strong, lower part of the mantle
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and some of the rigid, outermost part of the mantle
the hypothesis that states that the continents once formed a single landmass, broke up, and drifted to their current locations
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies
Is the theory that the Earth's lithosphere is divided into tectonic plates that move around on top of the asthenosphere.
the boundary formed by the collision of two lithospheric plates.
the boundary between two tectonic plates that are moving away from each other.
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally.
stress that occurs when forces act to squeeze an object
tress that occurs when forces act to stretch an object
the bending of rock layers due to stress
the break in a body of rock along which one block slides past each other
the rising of regions of the Earth's crust to higher elevations
the sinking of regions of the Earth's crust to lower elevations
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