What does the term mass movement mean?

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can I have a definition please, i have not got a clue to what this is.

Posted Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 21:14 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR

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Mass movement is the movement of material downslope under the influence of gravity. It is the falling, sliding or flowing of rock, sediment or soil most often along a slip plane (line of weakness).

Different types of mass movement can include soil creep, rotational slump, landslides, rockfalls, even avalanches.

Hope that helped :)

Answered Tue 15th May, 2012 @ 12:26 by Nia
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I think it is when a huge piece of land slumps or sliding at a coastline due to earthquakes or destructive waves moves down a slope

Answered Mon 7th May, 2012 @ 21:51 by Jay Banot
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Nia thanks :)

Answered Tue 15th May, 2012 @ 19:11 by Thegirlwhoknewtoomuch - Team GR
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its when large masses move i think

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 10:17 by David
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i cant say anymore

Answered Tue 15th May, 2012 @ 19:07 by Connah Greenhalgh - Team GR