geological phenomenon

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Noun1.geological phenomenon - a natural phenomenon involving the structure or composition of the earth
geology - a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
earthquake, quake, seism, temblor - shaking and vibration at the surface of the earth resulting from underground movement along a fault plane of from volcanic activity
natural phenomenon - all phenomena that are not artificial
endogeny - a geological phenomenon below the surface of the earth
alluvial cone, alluvial fan - a fan-shaped deposit where a fast flowing stream flattens out
cataclysm, catastrophe - a sudden violent change in the earth's surface
continental drift - the gradual movement and formation of continents (as described by plate tectonics)
alluviation, deposit, sedimentation - the phenomenon of sediment or gravel accumulating
flood, inundation, alluvion, deluge - the rising of a body of water and its overflowing onto normally dry land; "plains fertilized by annual inundations"
frost heave, frost heaving - upthrust of ground or pavement caused by the freezing of moist soil
transgression - the spreading of the sea over land as evidenced by the deposition of marine strata over terrestrial strata
volcanism - the phenomena associated with volcanic activity
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