A mass of mud and other earthy material that is falling or has fallen down a hillside or other slope.
- Sporadic systems are those that produce avalanches, earthquakes, mudslides, volcanic eruptions and such like.
- Aftershocks and heavy rains continue to trigger mudslides on mountain slopes where the quake has uprooted forests, loosened topsoil or created barrier lakes.
- Most victims were crushed by falling buildings or buried by mudslides but four people died of heart attacks after the tremors on Wednesday, officials said.
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