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epeirogeny


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Broad, and generally large-scale, limited, or slow vertical movements of the Earth's crust (Chardon et al. (2006) Geomorph. 82, 3–4) which do not involve much alteration in the structure of the rock; hence epeirogenic—caused by the relatively gentle raising or lowering of the earth's crust.

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