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Arch - An arching landform created by weathering and erosion.

Butte - A steep, flat-topped hill created by erosion.

Earthquake - Shaking or trembling of the earth caused by movement along a fault.

Erode - To wear away.

Erosion - Removal of rocks and dirt by wind, water, ice, and gravity.

Fault - A break or fracture in the crust of Earth.

Geological - Having to do with geology, the study of Earth.

Deposition - The process of layering sediments.

Glacier - Slow-moving masses of snow and ice that carry rock and dirt.

Uplift - Upward movement of Earth’s crust.

Volcano - Vents in Earth's crust that lava and steam can travel through.

Weathering - The process of breaking down rock and other materials into smaller pieces. Weathering breaks it down. Erosion carries it away.


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