Mammoth Memory

Mass Movement – The downhill movement of weathered material under the force of gravity. The speed can vary considerably

The mass was moving (mass movement) in more ways that one – everyone was falling downhill!

The mass was moving (mass movement) in more ways that one – everyone was falling downhill!

The speed of mass movement can vary considerably depending on the particular type of movement:

Soil creep – where movement is barely noticeable

Slumping – rapid movement

Sliding (or mudflow) – rapid movement.

 

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