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The wearing away and movement of earth materials, such as by gravity, wind, water and iceErosion
88.1%
Gemstone name of the mineral beryl when it has a rich green colorEmerald
85.5%
A trembling of the earth caused by the sudden release of energy stored in subsurface rocksEarthquake
80.5%
Any volcano with an observed eruption (1874-2016)*Etna, Erebus, Erta Ale…
78.6%
On the Geologic Timescale, the Paleozoic, Mesozoic, and Cenzoic are the three most recentEra
74.8%
The point on the Earth's surface directly above the point where an earthquake or underground explosion occursEpicenter
71.1%
A major tectonic plate containing most of Eruope and Asia, and parts of the Arctic and Atlantic OceansEurasian Plate
63.5%
A 'spiny-skinned' phylum of animal known for showing 5-point radial symmetry (e.g., #2 above)Echinodermata
47.2%
This recent epoch contained a wide variety of climates, including the warmest in the CenozoicEocene
37.1%
A volcanic eruption dominated by the ejection of material through the airExplosive Eruption
32.1%
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Refers to igneous rocks that are erupted from volcanoes and crystallize at the Earth's surfaceExtrusive
31.4%
A piece of rock that differs in size and composition from rocks native to the area in which it rests (#3 above)Erratic
24.5%
A long cliff separating two relatively flat areas at different elevations (#1 above)Escarpment
20.8%
A long, winding ridge of sorted sand and gravel; often a glacial depositEsker
19.5%
The last of the Proterozoic, this period saw some strange biota unlike anything in the following Cambrian ExplosionEdiacaran
18.9%
A green to black sorosillicate mineral bearing Fe, Ca, and Al; common in metamorphic rocksEpidote
17.6%
A volcanic eruption dominated by the ouflow of lavaEffusive Eruption
14.5%
A broad, flat area of desert covered with wind-swept sand but little or no vegetationErg
13.8%
The physical weathering of an outcrop by the removal of rock in concentric layers (#4 above)Exfoliation
11.9%
A stream whose channel lies below the water table; groundwater flows into itEffluent Stream
6.3%

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