Mass Wasting - 1. Soil Creep: This is the downward movement...

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Mass Wasting Mass wasting is the movement of rock materials under the influence of gravity. Factors Affecting the Speed of Mass Wasting These factors include: The nature of the material The angle of the slope Vegetation cover Earthquakes Mans activities Main Types of Mass Wasting
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Soil Creep: This is the downward movement of soil 2. Mudflow: When continued heavy rainfall turns the soil into a semi-liquid state. 3. Landslide: When large quantities of loosened surface rocks slide down a steep slope. 4. Rockfall: When rocks fall off a steep cliff...
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