A rockslide is a type of landslide caused by rock failure in which part of the plane of failure passes through intact rock and where material collapses en masse and not in individual blocks.The rocks tumble downhill loosening other rocks on its way also smashing everything in its path1
The mode of failure is different from that of a rockfall.
- Whittow, John (1984). Dictionary of Physical Geography. London: Penguin, 1984. ISBN 0-14-051094-X.
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