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1676 earthflow [n]

geo. (Relatively quick flowage movement of water-saturated clayey or silty earth material down low-angle terraces or hillsides, forming a circular cut, or shear plane and a bulging accumulation mound; cf. GGT 1979; however, dry flows of granular material are also possible; ►mass slippage [US]/mass movement [UK]); s alud [m] de tierras [Es, YV] (Tipo de ►movimiento gravitacional rápido causado por la saturación del suelo arcilloso o limoso de terrazas ligeramente inclinadas o en pendientes, caracterizado por un plano de corte circular sobre el que se produce y un montículo de acumulación); syn. flujo [m] de tierras [CO, EC], flujo [m] de barro [RCH] (MESU 1977); f coulée [f] de terre [f] (Mouvement