5 Mass Movements Triggers of Mass Movements Mass Movement: The transfer of rock and soil downslope due to gravityFactors that trigger mass movements:Water-saturated SurfaceOver-steepening of SlopesLack of VegetationEarthquakes.
6 Types of Mass Movements Mass movements are classified on the kind of material that moves, how it moves, and the speed of movement. Rockfalls/Debris Fall: When rocks or rock fragments fall freely through the air.
14 Mass Movements Types of Mass Movements Creep: the slow, downhill movement of soilSoil Creep moves more material per year than any other mass movement- even though it is slow, it is constantly happening*Creep can cause: Cracked roads, leaning utility poles, and bent trees
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