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the process of deformation that produces continents and ocean basins in the earth's crust

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Role of diastrophism in topography of Corpus Christi area, South Texas.
The finding could be taken to confirm the hypothesis the tidal waves were caused by the earthquake's aftershocks causing diastrophism around the seabed valley some 30 km off the Papua New Guinea coast, the center said.