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Intense video out of Norway shows the moment a massive landslide sweeps several homes into the sea. Witnesses say it hit suddenly, sending people literally running for their lives. Eight homes were lost in the water.

Haleakalā is a dormant shield volcano on Maui, Hawaii. Photo by RJ Bridges.

A quartz and amethyst sphere from Brazil.

A rainbow obsidian macuahuitl blade made of material from Davis Creek, California, photographed by Woody Blackwell.

An agate that looks like forest of trees.

Flysch layers along the Basque Coast of Spain by photographer Fran Llano.

A flourite cube on a baryte base, photographed by Mario Miglioli.

How could a body of water as big as the Mediterranean just…disappear? It would take decades and more than 1,000 research studies to even start to figure out the cause — or causes — of one of the greatest vanishing acts in Earth’s history.

The 350 million-year-old rock formation Dun Briste (aka Broken Fort), off the coast of Downpatrick Head, near Ballycastle, Ireland, is crowned by an ol, a ruined fort. Photo by Ryszard Lomnicki.

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