underconsolidation

underconsolidation

[¦ən·dər·kən‚säl·ə′dā·shən]
(geology)
Less than normal consolidation of sedimentary material for the existing overburden.
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Aside from slope angle conditions, other factors that increase the potential for slope instability include interstitial biogenic (natural) gas, gas hydrate, salt mobility, underconsolidation related to high sedimentation rates (e.