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As Earth's continental plates move together, apart or sideways, they generate great amounts of ______.
pressure
The pressure from the movement of the plates may bend or break the _____ _____ forming them.(two words)
rock layers
None
Breaking the rigid rock layers results in a ______.
fault
Faults are cracks in the ______.
lithosphere
Major faults are located at the continental plate ______.
boundaries
None
Fault _____ are a point of weakness in Earth's surface.
lines
A normal fault is created when pressure builds up and one side of the fault line moves ______.
upward
A ______ fault is created when the crust is squeezed, and one side of the fault line moves down.
reverse
None
______ faults occur when pressure forces the pieces of crust to tear apart, or to slide sideways in opposite directions.
tear
None
Movements in the crust create mountains, valleys and other physical features on the Earth's ______.
surface
None
Sometimes rocks do not break when pressure builds up, these rocks will bend or ______ instead.
crumple
The first type of fold that can happen in the Earth's lithosphere is an ______.
upfold
Upfolds are called ______.
anticlines
The second type of fold is a ______.
downfold
Downfolds are called ______.
synclines