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mudslide

[′məd‚slīd]
(geology)
A slow-moving mudflow in which movement is mainly by sliding upon a discrete boundary shear surface.
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Along with his mother, wife and their one-and-half-year-old child, who were inside the house, were also trapped in the mudslide, reported added.
Civilians in central and eastern Japan have been told to stay alert for mudslides, flooding, lightning strikes, strong gusts and overflowing rivers as around 100 to 130 millimetres of rain is expected to lash the region before Friday morning.
Mudslides are common during Colombia's rainy season.
The illicit miners got trapped beneath the earth on February 9th as a result of underground mining when the mudslides forcibly buried them.
The home, which Gordon had rented and lived in for a decade, has been severely damaged and rescuers have been unable to locate her cat, who they think died during the mudslide.
"Preliminary indications are that the Thomas Fire burned vegetation which would otherwise have absorbed rainfall and held soils in place, which in turn resulted in the mudflows, mudslides, debris flows or landslides.
According to the insurance code and case law, if the facts show the Thomas Fire, a covered peril, was the efficient proximate cause of the subsequent mudflow, mudslides, debris flow, landslide, or other similar event, then damage caused by those events should be covered under the property owner's insurance policy.
A month later, there was a mudslide on the hillside, which destroyed the home.
Relatives have been receiving calls and texts from trapped loved ones - two days after the mudslide hit on Thursday.
Local villagers say as many as 200 people could be buried in the mudslide triggered by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on April 25.
By early afternoon, rescue workers had pulled out 10 bodies that had been buried by the mudslide, Kumara said.
The tragic mudslide in March in Darrington, Washington that killed at least 37 people with some still unaccounted for at this writing, has an insurance aspect.