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The shaking that results from the movement of rock beneath Earth’s surface.


The remains or imprint of a prehistoric plant or animal.


Rock produced by the cooloing and solidification of magma, either on or below the Earth’s surface.


Melted rock deep within the Earth.


Rock that has undergone change as a result of intense heat and pressure.


Naturally occuring, inorganic solid that has a crystal structure and a definite chemical composition.

Rock cycle

The continuous process of change in which new rocks are formed from old rocks.


Rock produced by cemented mineral particles deposited by wind, water, ice, or chemical reactions.


Sediment has been deposited, the process of compaction and cementation change the sediment into sedimentary rock.


An opening in the Earth’s surface through which lava and other materials erupt.


The chemical and physical processes that break down rock at Earth’s surface.

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