Translation of rockfall in Spanish:


desprendimientos de rocas, n.

Pronunciation /ˈrɑkˌfɔl//ˈrɒkfɔːl/


  • 1

    (descent of rocks)
    desprendimientos de rocas masculine
    • Intense rainfall in the south Kerry area completely gouged out a section of road between Kilgarvan and Bantry, as well as causing large landslides and rockfall over a mile-long stretch.
    • If you're looking for an appropriate site, you'll want it to have sunshine, flat ground, and clean water nearby, plus protection from wind, avalanches, and rockfall.
    • In the Crocodile Gorge between Nelspruit and Kaapmuiden only a single lane was open to traffic after rockfalls.
    • There are crevasses to fall into, rockfalls, avalanches, and severe weather, particularly the wind, on such a mountain.
    • Effective techniques of fighting the enemy in the mountains are induced rockfalls, avalanches, glacier movements and mudslides.
    • The summit trails are hazardous and difficult - and sometimes closed because of the danger of rockfall.
    • Coaching clients while at the same time tuning in to all the various factors around you - weather, rockfall, other climbers - may be a guide's most important skill.
    • Digging is not without its hazards - landslides or rockfall are a serious hazard in some cases and may require properly engineered shoring.
    • Heavy downpours, hail, rockfalls and strong winds battered the province yesterday and more showers and snow are expected.
    • This is usually attributed to objective dangers - unpredictable acts of God, such as avalanches, icefalls, rockfall, and horrid weather.
    • He imagines himself in stressful climbing situations - say, hanging from ice axes a thousand feet off the deck and suddenly getting bombarded by rockfall.
    • As the melting ice weakens the mountains, Switzerland is already experiencing more rockfalls, landslides, and mudflows, but things could get much worse.
    • Heavy downpours, gale force winds and rockfalls battered parts of the Eastern Cape throughout the weekend.
    • Meanwhile, in Australia, some real men were hauled from a mine after being trapped by a rockfall following an earthquake.
    • Its first priority is to identify where permafrost is present and where mudslides and rockfalls are likely as it melts under the effect of global warming.
    • They were 2,1km below ground when a tremor, measuring 2,9 on the Richter scale, caused the rockfall.
    • The scenic road was closed until further notice after a woman was killed and another seriously injured during a rockfall yesterday.
    • The topography is rugged and complex, prone to rockfalls and avalanches.
    • Heavy rainfalls and snow across the province resulted in at least one death, forced the closure of several roads and passes, and led to rockfalls and minor car accidents yesterday.
    • No one had been injured in the rockfall the night before, I learned - a huge relief, especially for Barger, who was now zipping around the course in a black helicopter.
  • 2

    (fallen rock)
    roca (desprendida) feminine
    • Road workers are currently clearing the streets of debris, with this one closed because of rockfalls.
    • Floods and landslides have hit many cities and towns across the country since December during this delayed rainy season, leaving dozens of people drowned or buried under mudslides and rockfalls.
    • She wasn't sleepy and she still wanted to talk to him so she followed him to a small rockfall and watched as he rolled, then lit, a cigarette.
    • In eight groups of rockfalls more than 75,000 years old, broken speleothems are the only record of the prehistoric seismicity.
    • The Glen Lyon Millennium Event takes the form of a horseshoe route which follows an old peat track past a flowing burn, replete with deep pools, rockfalls and ancient trees.
    • On first inspection it looked none too promising with the roof of a nice 2m wide by 1m tall shaped passage giving out to a loose rockfall.