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Geology Vocabulary Puzzle


Answer the following questions the best to your ability.

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2.piece of the lithosphere that moves on the asthenosphere
5.soft upper layer of the mantle
6.the bending of rock layers
8.a theory explaining the structure of the earth's crust
11.a con shaped hill or mountain formed when hot magma, solids, and gas erupt onto Earth's surface through a vent
12.outermost layer of the Earth
14.the fastest moving waves of earthquakes
15.a supercontinent comprising all the continental crust of the earth, postulated to have existed in the late Paleozoic and Mesozoic times
1.outermost, rigid layer of the Earth
3.the gradual movement of the continents across the earth's surface through geological time as proposed by Alfred Wegener
4.the movement of the ground that occurs when rock inside the Earth pass their elastic limit
7.waves that move at right angles in the direction of movement
9.a powerful seismic was that begins on the ocean floor
10.a large fracture in rock along which movement occurs
13.layer between the crust and the core

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