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Landslide is a general term used for a variety of landscape processes including slumps, rockfalls, avalanches, debris flows, mudflows, and lahars selected landscape features associated with. Landslide and other gravity movements others occur very suddenly the general term landslide is used to describe all relatively rapid forms of mass wasting uncemented rocks and rock. A landslide generally refers to the downhill movement of rock, soil, or debris the term landslide can also refer to the deposit that is created by a landslide event the data on this.
Landslides glossary types of soil that shrink or swell as the moisture content decreases or increases structures built on these soils may experience shifting, cracking, and breaking. Earth flows are landslides in soil in which the landslide mass breaks apart instead of remaining relatively intact as in a slump or block slide the motion in an earth flow is analogous to a. Landslide a general term used to describe the down-slope movement of soil, rock and organic materials under the influence of gravity it also describes the landform that results.
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