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mass movement

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mass movement
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Mass movements can be defined as as any type of downslope movement of earth materials, such as sediment, soil and rock material. Mass movements are processes of erosion, transport and accumulation of material that occur on both gentle and steep slopes mainly owing to gravitational forces (IRDR Glossary). These movements are generally associated with other disasters such as earthquakes, floods, thunderstorms and heavy rainstorm. They can be also associated with manmade hazards like construction roads, buildings, structures, infrastructure facilities.
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Label Governance level Status
gravitational slope deformation national-technical Valid
debris flow national-technical Valid
subsidence national-technical Valid
sinkhole national-technical Valid
coastal erosion national-technical Valid
snow avalanche national-technical Valid
expansive soil national-technical Valid
liquefaction national-technical Valid