Definitions for "Earthflow"
A detached mass of soil that moves downslope over a curved failure surface under the influence of gravity. An earthflow is more complex than a slump; it has a higher moisture content and the moving mass of soil has some internal movement or "flow". Rates of movement are typically a few inches per year but faster rates can occur.
The rapid movement of saturated soil material down an incline.
A rapid mass movement of a flowing assemblage of saturated soil, vegetation, and associated debris.
a landslide that consists of material that is moist and full of clay, yet drier than the material in mudflows.
when the wet ground breaks up and falls down a mountainside, making a rounded, tongue-like shape; usually occurs on clay, silt, or sand; the slowest, driest flow of weathered material down a hillside