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Sympathetic Release

Also: Remote Triggering (related)

An avalanche which releases in direct response to the release of a neighboring avalanche. The term is often used in control work when a slopes which is intentionally triggered causes another slope to slide as well.

As sympathetic avalanche usually results from one form of remote triggering.

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