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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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a thin (up to 1 m thick) soil layer or drift and eluvial formation that moves (flows) down a slope under the influence of gravity as a result of saturation by meltwater, rainwater, or groundwater until it assumes a mudlike state. Mud-flows usually occur on smooth, unsodded slopes and on railroad embankments.


A flowing mass of fine-grained earth material having a high degree of fluidity during movement.


Movement of soft weak soil having the consistency of mud.
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The viscosity of the mudflow would have been about that of SAE 40 motor oil, he said.
Damage to buildings and contents from flood (water flowing over the land) whether driven by wind (or not), mudflow, or mudslide, is not covered in a standard camp property or homeowners insurance policy.
British Virgin Island-based Freehold Group Ltd has cancelled plan to acquire Lapindo Brantas Incorp, which is in the center of the mudflow disaster in East Java following controversy over the plan.
In addition, the D100x120 HDD provides high mudflow with a 200 gpm onboard pump for back-reaming and powering of downhole mud motors.
The human remains and related archaeology are preserved because a mudflow (Unit 3) plowed into and overrode the land surface upon which the humans had lived, resulting in the deformation and burial of the surface and the preservation of the archaeological material.
A sample of a recent mudflow on the floor of the cave was studied as reference material with regard to the process of natural accumulation of clay inside the cave.
Called a mudflow, the wet soil sweeps downhill and picks up everything in its path, including people, he says.
Orting is built atop 20 feet of mud and rock that cascaded off Mount Rainier only 600 years ago, and geologists estimate an eruption could trigger a similar type of mudflow that could reach the town in 30 minutes.
Moving further afield to the Caribbean island of Montserrat, she braved a hurricane and mudflow not to mention a spitting peak of fire to produce Volcano Man for BBC Television, exploring Soufriere Hills Volcano with Welsh volcanologist Dr Mark Davies.
Similarly, the big polluted river that snakes its way like a mudflow through the coastal industrial city started out high in the distant mountains as a pristine stream.
Move up slope, especially if you hear the roar of a mudflow.