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Lateral Spread Technical Terms

Lateral Spread: A category of mass movement processes, associated sediments (lateral spread deposit) or resultant landforms characterized by a very rapid spread dominated by lateral movement in a soil or fractured rock mass resulting from liquefaction or plastic flow of underlying materials; also called spread. Types of lateral spreads can be specified based on the dominant particle size of sediments (i.e. debris spread, earth spread, rock spread. Compare – fall, topple, slide, flow, complex landslide, landslide. SW, DV & GG

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