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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Captain Bonneville mentions another geological phenomenon north of Red River, where the surface of the earth, in considerable tracts of country, is covered with broad slabs of sandstone, having the form and position of grave-stones, and looking as if they had been forced up by some subterranean agitation.
Since the rover doesn't have the necessary instruments to analyze the source of the methane, it is not yet clear if it was caused by a biological or geological phenomenon.
In his opinion, the landslide is a geological phenomenon. But although developers and contractors may be culpable in some cases, it was implausible that this was the case across the board, especially since the land is shifting in spots where no structures exist.
2 MAURITIUS An underwater waterfall THIS optical illusion is actually a geological phenomenon. Mauritius sits above a submarine plateau, or ocean shelf, just 150m below sea level.
Perhaps he correlated this geological phenomenon with the craziness of his painting, with its Dionysian energy.
Mud volcanoes are a fairly widespread geological phenomenon. The dissemination of mud volcanoes usually indicates the existence of large oil and gas basins, so the large number of mud volcanoes in Azerbaijan reaffirms its richness and attracts the attention of scientists from all over the world.
But the research from the University of East Anglia (UK) and the University of Athens (Greece) revealed that the site was created by a natural geological phenomenon that took place in the Pliocene era - up to five million years ago.
This Rio Atoyac made headlines in early March because of a geological phenomenon that caused a segment of the river to disappear from the surface, leaving residents of eight municipalities to wonder why the river had suddenly dried up.
Risnjak This is a national park of diversity on its own: unattached nature, and a geographical and geological phenomenon. This mountain range was named after the lynx, in Croatian arisa, and its easy to conclude that the lynx is a common inhabitant of the park.
Families in St Albans were evacuated from their homes because of what geological phenomenon? 7.
The plan will focus on enriching understanding and appreciation of the geological phenomenon, and the promotion and maintenance of the area as a potential ecotourism destination, as well as for scientific and educational purposes.

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