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What is an anticline?

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What is an anticline?

Plate Tectonics:

The Earth is a dynamic planet. This means its surface is constantly being transformed by various processes including erosion and by the movement of tectonic plates, which is called plate tectonics. Deep within the Earth's crust are giant slabs of rock that move due to convection currents in the mantle. These plates can move apart from each other or move into each other.

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An anticline is a geologic feature that looks like an arch. The colliding of tectonic plates causes the compression of rock beds and they fold. At the...

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