rockslide


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rockslide

[′räk‚slīd]
(geology)
The sudden, rapid downward movement of newly detached bedrock segments over a surface of weakness, such as of bedding, jointing, or faulting. Also known as rock slip.
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There is no report of casualties or properties damaged by the rockslide, Baguhin said.
Possible connection between rainfall/temperature/displacement and rockslide seismic activity was evaluated, and the hypothesis that the HV amplitude value is directly related to meteorological factors can be excluded.
Gravity collapse structures found in the Central Precordillera fold-and-thrust belt either occur as big rockslides, such as the Talacasto Norte and Talacasto Sur rockslides of the western flank of the Sierra de Talacasto-La Dehesa anticlinal (Esper-Angillieri et al., 2014), or as collapse folds, flaps, slip sheets and rock falls similar to those described by Harrison and Falcon (1934, 1936) (Fig.
A nearby informal settlement to Manshiyet Nasser called Doweika suffered a similar tragedy in 2008, when a rockslide killed over 100 and injured over 50 residents.
It's interesting that the entire area between the Discovery Center and gorge rim has been fenced off for years, probably because of the danger of tourists falling off in a rockslide and tumbling, fatally, into the gorge below.
Rockslides at a scenic mountainous area near the epicenter injured several people, the agency said.
According to Eid Hamdi a day-to-day worker who has been living in that place for l8 years with his spouse, three children, and elderly father, life was to him tolerable until the rockslide of 2008.
Its winds set off a rockslide in northern Bontoc province the day before, causing boulders to roll down a mountainside and smash on a passing van, where a passenger was crushed to death.
In fact, the celebrities had a lucky escape on day one of their journey, when a rockslide threatened to thwart all their plans.
In Eastern Washington, Grant County's public information officer said two people were injured when their cars were struck by a rockslide about two miles north of Soap Lake.
Summary: Little has changed in Egypt to move the poor from unsafe places and prevent a repetition of a rockslide in a Cairo shantytown that killed more than 100 people last year, Amnesty International said in
For Wagon was the company that in 2005 dislodged the stones that created the rockslide that sent MG Rover into oblivion.