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Chapter 9 Science
Changes to Earth's Surface
Terms in this set (20)
The shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth's surface
A crack in the earth's crust
Point on Earth's surface directly above an earthquake's focus
The laying down of rock, soil, and other sediments on the surface of the Earth
Gradual wearing away of land due to the natural movement of water, ice, wind, etc.
The breaking down of rocks and other materials on the Earth's surface.
A weak spot in the crust where magma has come to the surface
Features that make up the earth's surface such as a plain, mountain, or valley.
a slide of a large mass of dirt and rock down a mountain or cliff
occurs when forces split, break, or wear away rocks
occurs when some chemicals react with rocks to change them into different materials
the rapid movement of snow and ice down the side of a mountain
by growing plants, building terraces, and building coastal barriers
by digging deposited material out of waterways so ships can pass
hot molten rock that pushes up through vents in Earth's crust
magma is turned into this when it breaks through Earth's surface
A volcano that has frequent eruptions
A volcano that has not erupted for a long time, but may erupt again one day.
A volcano scientists do not think will ever erupt again
giant waves that usually begin far from land with an earthquake, volcanic explosion or undersea landslide
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