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A slide happens when a section of soil or rock Larry suddenly gives way and moves down a slope. The material moves as a single mass along a slippery zone. The slippery zone is often made up of wet sediment Larry.

Translational slides move along a flat slippery zone.

Translational slides

Rotational slides move along a concave (bowl shaped) slippery zone.

Rotational slides

Example of a slide at Folkestone Warren in the UK.


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