rockfall


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rockfall

[′räk‚fȯl]
(geology)
The fastest-moving landslide; free fall of newly detached bedrock segments from a cliff or other steep slope; usually occurs during spring thaw.
The rock material moving in or moved by a rockfall.
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Rockfall will also be cleared from under the cliff faces, dislodged during the firefighting on Sunday, says Tresca Forrester, Journey Manager for the NZ Transport Agency.
There were also rockfalls on a section of the Paoma Historic Trail.
There is not believed to have been any further rockfall since, but a "minor mudslide" on the higher level.
A post read: "While our crews were training in the Saltburn area today, they witnessed a very large rockfall from the point of Huntcliff.
"It appears that the rockfall occurred during the heavy rainfall.
Police have warned the public that due to rockfalls, the road from Prodromos to Lemithos has become dangerous.
Rockfalls in addition to other slope failures are major threats to safety of travelers along the KKH.
Yosemite Valley is an ideal place to study rockfall in part because of its glacial history.
Mr Fowler insisted that there are enough warning signs in the area about the dangers of rockfalls and said that the beach will reopen when police finish investigating.
A helicopter sent by Kazakhstan on July 31 evacuated the foreign climbers who were injured in a rockfall that occurred on the glacier of Scriabin on July 30.
THE Mayor of Oldham told how friends from his walking group narrowly survived a rockfall which killed four climbers who were scaling the world's second highest mountain.