Video of a collapsing tin mine next to the ocean in Malaysia (1993)

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19 Responses to “Video of a collapsing tin mine next to the ocean in Malaysia (1993)”

  1. xzzy says:

    I think we just stumbled on a solution for dealing with sea level rise!

    Wonder how much land each continent would have to hollow out to offset the glacier melt.

  2. anon0mouse says:

    What could POSSIBLY go wrong? 

    The engineers responsible for this gem probably also solved the unproven mystery of what happens when you stick your weener in a mousetrap.  That video was probably equally satisfying to watch.

  3. ChickieD says:

    Am I the only one who finds this kind of relaxing?

  4. Boundegar says:

    My God, it’s full of polygons.

  5. teknocholer says:

    This is how I imagine the Mediterranean basin at the time Gibraltar gave way.

  6. igpajo says:

    I would have been insane with fear watching that much land just turn liquid and flowing around as you’re standing on a nearby hillside. I would have been hightailing it inland as far as I could drive.  

  7. Kevin Pierce says:

    Knock knock!
    Who’s There?
    THE PACIFIC OCEAN!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Scary. My jaw dropped open as I realized that a mountain fell down and the whole ocean was just right there ready to start dumping in. And like climate change this wasn’t done by human activity right?

    • peterkvt80 says:

      The cove is massive, but if you look inland a bit you’ll see a greater devastation. Huge carpets of palm oil plantations where there should be jungle.

  8. Tim Maddux says:

    After some digging found this description of it as the Pantai Remis landslide.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pantai_Remis_landslide

  9. anansi133 says:

    Who knew there was such a thing as a “landslide blog?” I wonder how many other cool blogs I haven’t clued into yet…

  10. Sigmund_Jung says:

    Imagine all the confused fish

  11. DeanCutlet says:

    This looks like something from the set of Jason and the Argonauts.

  12. peregrinus says:

    I did wonder about the reasoning behind digging a massive hole next to the sea.

    I didn’t catch the “I told you so” lifeguard in the vid – must be there somewhere.

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