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The downhill movement of rock and soil because of gravity
mass movement
Hot, soft rock from Earth's lower mantle
magma
The process of breaking rock into soil, sand, or other tiny pieces
weathering
A shaking of the ground caused by the sudden release of energy in Earth's crust
earthquake
An opening in
Earth's crust through which lava flows
volcano
The layer of rock beneath Earth's crust
mantle
The process of dropping, or depositing, sediment in a new location
Deposition
The theory of how Earth's continents mover over its surface
continental drift
The process of moving sediment from one place to another
erosion
According to theory, this was a "supercontinent" that contained all of Earth's land about 225 million years ago
Pangea
A rigid block of crust and upper mantle
plate
The remains or traces of past life found in Earth's crust
fossils
The outer layer of Earth made of solid rock
crust
A physical feature of Earth's surface
landform
A place where pieces of Earth's crust move
fault