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What is mass movement?

Mass movement is the movement of any loose material down slope under the influence of gravity

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What is regolith?

Regolith is the loose material (such as rock, mud and soil) that moves down slope under the influence of gravity

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What is mass movement fastest?

Mass movement is fastest when the gradient is steep
Gradient is another word for slope

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Name a slow mass movement

A soil creep

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Name two fast mass movements

Landslides and mud flows

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What acts as a lubricant to make the regolith heavier and the surface slippier?

Water

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What might make a slope steeper?

Human activity
Cutting into a hillside during the construction of roads and railways

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What alows down the rage of the mass movement?

Vegetation
The roots of trees and plants bind the soil together

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Soil creep

Can occur on very gentle slopes
Might not be noticed except for the effect it has on the