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Vertical forces can break up layers of rock into fault blocks, which then move vertically along the fracture planes.
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Lateral compressive forces cause rocks to form folds. This is how fold mountains are formed.
The Earth's continents have been in constant motion during the history of the planet.
This animation demonstrates the geographical regions of Hungary.
This animation demonstrates different types of volcanic eruptions.
The boundaries of tectonic plates can be seen on the seafloor.
This animation demonstrates the most important relief features, surface waters and their relevant symbols.
Tectonic plates can move in relation to each other.