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mudflow:

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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Mudflow

 

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.

mudflow

[′məd‚flō]
(geology)
A flowing mass of fine-grained earth material having a high degree of fluidity during movement.

mudflow

Movement of soft weak soil having the consistency of mud.
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In December 2014 he managed to secure a US$62 million loan (IDR 781 billion) from the government to settle the remaining compensation for the mudflow victims (Mietzner 2015:73).
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As far as social issues are concerned, the mudflow has forced thousands of people to live in refugee camps.
Another cohesive lahar, dubbed the Electron Mudflow, was spawned by the collapse on the west flank of the volcano about 600 years ago.
Three people died in 1978 when rain washed away accumulated volcanic ash and formed mudflow.
The mountain, I could now see, would be quite approachable-and was until early last November, when another disturbance again sent ash to 30,000 feet and caused avalanches, limited mudflows, jittery headlines, but no major danger.
MARIANA, Brazil, Muharram 26, 1437, November 08, 2015, SPA -- Brazilian authorities late on Saturday were investigating a second suspected death after two dams at a major mine in the country's southeast burst and unleashed a massive mudflow that wreaked havoc across more than 80 km (50 miles), Reuters reported.
Prime Minister Temir Sariyev gave the appropriate instructions to fight the consequences of the mudflow that had occurred in the village of Kyr-Jol in Suzak district (Jalal-Abad region) on May 24 and killed 6 people.
The authors propose that the mud, after it erupted from the ground, oozed down the slope in a way unlike any mudflow on Earth.
1) Mudflow is defined as follows: a river of liquid and flowing mud on the surfaces of normally dry land areas, as when earth is carried by a current of water.