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Guide to Geologic Hazards in Alaska - Glossary
- Lateral spread
- (a) Lateral movements in a fractured mass of rock or soil, which result from liquefaction or plastic flow of subjacent materials. (b) Lateral movement of intact blocks of soil or rock material which slide on a gently inclined planar surface, such as a bedding plane or a liquefied sand layer.
(Neuendorf, K.K.E. and others, 2005)
- DGGS online catalog of government agency publications relating to: Lateral spread