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the solid, outer layer of the earth that consists of the crust and the rigid upper part of the mantle
a block of lithosphere that consists of the crust and 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 present locations
the process by which new oceanic lithosphere forms as magma rises toward the surface and solidifies
the theory that explains how large pieces of the Earth's outermost layer, called tectonic plates, move and change shape
the boundary between tectonic plates that are sliding past each other horizontally
Form when tension causes large blocks of rock to drop down in relation to other rocks. Tilting of rock layers can occur as tension pulls the rock layers apart.
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