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Cyclone Remnant Spawns Horrifying River Of Rock In New Zealand

Earlier this week, a storm spawned by the former Cyclone Gita swept across New Zealand, damaging buildings, knocking out electricity, and creating floods. But along the Rakaia River, the storm triggered a bizarre natural phenomenon known as granular flow—essentially a raging river of rocks.

This incredible video was captured by Donna Field as she was standing alongside the Rakaia River in Canterbury, reports New Zealand’s Stuff website. The powerful flow of rock cut a swath through Double Hill Run Road, cutting off eight farms from a nearby town. “It’s an event that has become a regular occurrence for the farmers in the area,” writes Stuff’s Brad Flahive. Damn, no wonder the place is called “Terribly Gulley.”

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