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A video has been viewed tens of thousands of times in multiple social media posts alongside a claim it shows the movement of the Earth’s crust that was recently filmed in Inner Mongolia, in northern China. This is false. The video has circulated since September 2017 in reports about a landslide in the northwestern province of Qinghai.
The video was posted on Twitter here on May 6, 2022.
It has been viewed more than 20,000 times.
It shows a crowd of people watching mud and grass flowing through a verdant valley.
The tweet’s simplified Chinese-language caption translates to English as: “Crustal movement occurred on May 4, 2022 at 10:15am in Dongwu Banner, Ximeng, Inner Mongolia.
“This is the first time China has used video to record crustal movement!”
Inner Mongolia is a landlocked autonomous region in northern China.
The video was…