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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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(hereinafter "Incubit") has developed an AI model that finds locations with high probability of mudflows and other slope land related disasters (hereinafter "Mudflows") happening in the future.
'Torrential rains could move these deposits and breach tributaries that in effect could cause widespread mudflows in low-lying areas at the foot of the volcano,' Laguerta said.
Bornas noted that the last major disaster related to Mayon was in 2006, when a typhoon battered the province after the volcano erupted, triggering mudflows that killed 1,300 people.
The notice acknowledges that homeowners' and certain commercial property insurance policies frequently have exclusions for losses from mudflow, debris flow, mudslide, landslide or other similar events.
The danger from a mudflow increases near stream channels and prolonged heavy rains, they added.
Heavy rains earlier this week, which caused land burnt by the fire to create mudflows that buried neighbourhoods, helped fully extinguish the blaze.
In Montecito, authorities contended with waist-deep mudflows in some areas as they were called in to make multiple rescues, Mike Eliason, spokesman for Santa Barbara County Fire Department, said on Twitter.
Eliason described the mudflows at one point as "waist high," according to the (http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-rainfall-mudflow-20180109-story.html) Los Angeles Times.
"Hot weather will trigger the melting of the snow masses, which can lead to a raising of the water level in rivers and lakes and mudflows," he said.
2, 2014, SPA -- Heavy rain in parts of California has prompted authorities to order the evacuation of a small number of homes due to mudflows 80 kilometers northwest of Los Angeles.
Commercial property policies are quite similar to the homeowners when it comes to excluding mudslides and mudflows. NFIP commercial flood coverage is identical to NFIP personal coverage.
TRABZON (CyHAN)- At least two people were killed as a result of mudflows on Monday night in the Yomra and Arsin regions of Turkey's Trabzon province on Tuesday.