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Modern submarine sediment slides produce two features: a slide scar that delineates a zone of removal and a deposit of slide material. The upturned edges of the slide scar form prominent scarps with relief of generally less than 100 m. The zone of deposition includes “hummocky,” “blocky,” and “debris flow” high-resolution (3.5–12 kHz) seismic fades. These echo types probably represent olistoliths, piles and/or folds of deformed sediment, and debris flow deposits, respectively. Cores and bottom photographs exhibit deformed, chaotic material typical of debris flow deposits. Sediment slides are common, not only on active margins, but also on passive margins. Slide...

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