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Soil which consists of very fine dust or clay can form cracks and peeling crust layers when it dries out after contact with water. Small thunderstorms are ideal to create these crusts - the sudden and relatively short-duration rain won't soak all of the soil but just the top layer, and when this dries out it peels off of the dry soil underneath.

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