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Tectonic plates can move in relation to each other.
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Lateral compressive forces cause rocks to form folds. This is how fold mountains are formed.
This animation presents some animals and plants that lived between the Devonian and Permian periods (358–299 million years ago).
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.
A hydrothermal vent is a fissure in the planet's surface through which geothermally heated water erupts.
An earthquake is one of the most devastating natural phenomena.
Vertical forces can break up layers of rock into fault blocks, which then move vertically along the fracture planes.
Stratovolcanoes consist of layers of volcanic ash, debris and lava.
The last Ice Age ended about 13 thousand years ago.
Hotspots are areas of the Earth´s crust where magma often rises to the surface and causes volcanic activity.
The boundaries of tectonic plates can be seen on the seafloor.
The Earth is composed of several spherical layers.
Standing bodies of water can form in depressions on the surface by both endogenic and exogenic forces, as well as by human activity.
A transitional form between fish and tetrapods, or four-limbed vertebrates.
The animation presents the largest mountains, plains, rivers, lakes and deserts of the Earth.
Large carnivores, perhaps the best known of dinosaurs.
Tsunami waves are very high waves of immense destructive power.
This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions