sackungen

sackungen

[′sa‚ku̇ŋ·ən]
(geology)
Deep-seated rock creep which has produced a ridge-top trench by gradual settlement of a slablike mass into an adjacent valley.
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A "sackung" (plural sackungen) is a deep-rooted, generally slow-moving slope failure involving large volumes of bedrock.
The locations of the sackungen do not coincide with fault escarpments, making tectonic disturbance unlikely.