This more than impressive video shows melting permafrost flowing down like lava on the Tibetan Plateau.
Several families and a farm were affected by the incident. The farm had to be evacuated and relocated.
The video was filmed in Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in China’s southwestern Qinghai Province on September 7. The footage shows mud and grass being churned up in a process known as solifluction phenomenon.
It happens because permafrost is impermeable to water – any soil on top of it may become waterlogged and slide downslope due to gravity.
When the Earth is flowing, like liquefied, you better get away… RUN AWAY RIGHT NOW!