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landslides click to hear : landslides

Ground movements that vary in speed, depending on the slope’s gradient, the nature of the soil and what triggers it.
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mudflow click to hear : mudflow

Sudden flow of mud along a slope; it occurs when torrential rains quickly saturate the soil.

creep click to hear : creep

Very slow, imperceptible movement of earth along a slope, caused mainly by alternating wet and dry periods.

earthflow click to hear : earthflow

The upper section of a sloping water-soaked terrain that collapses, forming a tongue of land the length of the slope.

rockslide click to hear : rockslide

Rock mass that suddenly detaches and falls from the top of a steep slope; it is caused by freeze-thaw action or by gravity.