earthflow


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earthflow:

see landslidelandslide,
rapid slipping of a mass of earth or rock from a higher elevation to a lower level under the influence of gravity and water lubrication. More specifically, rockslides are the rapid downhill movement of large masses of rock with little or no hydraulic flow, similar to
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earthflow

[′ərth‚flō]
(geology)
A variety of mass movement involving the downslope slippage of soil and weathered rock in a series of subparallel sheets.
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A few minor earthflows are found on the foot and crown.