Slide and Slump
Slide A slide is the displacement of a rigid or semi-rigid mass of soil or rock so that it descends along a distinct underlying failure surface under the influence of gravity. If the failure surface is planar, it is referred to as a translational slide.
Slump. A slump is the name given to a slide when the underlying failure surface is curved rather than planar. The motion of a slump is rotational, so that portions of the slide drop and rise with respect to the adjacent stable slopes. It is more properly referred to as a rotational slide.
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