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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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A variety of mass movement involving the downslope slippage of soil and weathered rock in a series of subparallel sheets.
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The area of the earthflow
is completely devegetated.
As in other areas of Atlantic Canada, rockfalls, earthflows
and small debris flows are common along highway cuts and steep river valleys.
Maquaire, "Triggering conditions and mobility of debris flows associated to complex earthflows
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Can T, Nefeslioglu H, Gokceoglu C, Sonmez H, Duman TY (2005) Susceptibility assessments of shallow earthflows
triggered by heavy rainfall at three catchments by logistic regression analyses.