Some examples of destructive forces include erosion by water or wind, volcanic activity, earthquakes, the impact of glaciers and even animals' degradation of the environment. Silt and soil deposition, as well as volcanic... More »

In geology, uplift refers to a considerable vertical movement of the Earth's crust and is one of the primary factors in the formation of mountains and other prominent landscape features. Some of the more spectacular exam... More »

The three main examples of constructive forces are crustal deformation, volcanic eruptions and deposition of sediment. Constructive forces are the processes that build land formations. These formations include mountains ... More »

The Schools of the Pacific Rainfall and Climate Experiment notes that coastal erosion occurs due to wave and current activity, storms, earthquakes, wind, tides and the shifting of tectonic plates. Coastal erosion is a mo... More »

A constructive force creates or builds something on the earth. For instance, volcanoes are built up by constructive tectonic plate movement. Destructive forces like tornadoes and tsunamis tear down or wear away parts of ... More »

The most common natural causes of landslides include volcanic eruptions, seismic vibrations from earthquakes, erosion beneath banks or cliffs and increases in pore water pressure. Human causes include deforestation, alte... More »

There are countless ways of minimizing the impact of earthquakes, such as securing furniture and building structures that meet current standards for earthquake-prone areas. The best method depends on whether it is before... More »