What is a mass movement? Give example.

Mass movement is the movement of masses of bodies of mud, bedrock, soil, and rock debris, which commonly happen along steep-sided hills and mountains because of the gravitational pull. That means, air, water or ice do not carry debris with them from place to place but on the other hand, the debris may carry with it air, water or ice.

Examples of mass movements:

In Andes mountains of South America and the Rockies mountains of North America, there are a few volcanoes that erupted during the last decade and very devastating mudflows occurred down their slopes during eruption as well as after eruption.

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