Landslide

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Related to earthflow: mudflow, Debris flow, Debris avalanche
A downward slope movement of a potentially lethal mixture of water, rocks, and mud, triggered by earthquakes, volcanoes, or weather events
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Another type of slope failure common in this area is an earthflow, which is a downslope surface movement involving a substantial amount of mixing of the surface material (Goudie 1994; Hansen 1995).
The Pohangina 2 site showed an earthflow form of erosion as opposed to the slip of Pohangina 1 (Eyles 1983).
1), a large earthflow in foothills of the north central Alaska Range (Waythomas et al.