debris fall

debris fall

[də′brē ‚fȯl]
(geology)
A relatively free downward or forward falling of unconsolidated or poorly consolidated earth or rocky debris from a cliff, cave, or arch.
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CCTV footage shows the children all standing in the pool holding floats when suddenly a cloud of dust can be seen as debris fall down on them.
The northern portion ofthe study area is mainly vulnerable to Rock Fall, Debris Fall and Soil Slip.
When dirt and debris fall through belts and conveyor systems, that dirt and debris can wear parts sooner than normal causing unscheduled downtime, slowed production and costly maintenance.
He added: "Branches will be torn off many trees, roads will be blocked by falling debris and flooding and blackouts are likely as debris fall on the low voltage distribution network and (moderate risk) lower circuits of the transmission network."
Every day 2000lbs of space dust and other debris fall on the Earth, making a total of close to 10,000 tons each year.
I felt heavier debris fall on my back and I realised something was falling from above me.
If you're relatively fit, possess a pair of closed-toe shoes, and are willing to sign a waiver saying you won't sue anyone if some debris falls on your head, you can see it.
Air from the blower (right of the steering wheel) carries the plants to the large white belt where debris falls out.
ACCIDENT A splash rises from the Hudson River as debris falls from the sky after a mid-air collision.
'Police are there in case any debris falls into the road.'
Ponds on the island closer to the colony, where more of the fulmars' guano and debris falls, had higher concentrations of pollutants than did ponds situated farther from the colony, says Jules Blais of the University of Ottawa in Ontario.
The debris falls away, and the [CO.sub.2] gas returns harmlessly to the atmosphere.