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  • Also Leda clay and Champlain Sea clay in Canada, for a highly sensitive marine clay that exhibits a tendency to change from a relatively stiff condition to a liquid mass when it is disturbed.

    From Wikipedia: "Quick clay has been the underlying cause of many deadly landslides. In Canada alone, it has been associated with more than 250 mapped landslides. Some of these are ancient, and may have been triggered by earthquakes."

    May 7, 2010