Watch a mudslide in B.C. nearly devour two boaters

For those in shock at how the tragic mudslide that occurred last month in Oso, Washington, resulted in the death of 108 people, this video, taken in British Columbia in 2012, is a good example of how truly powerful and devastating such disasters can be.

This story ends well for the boaters, who react to the sound of trees cracking and escape the mudslide by boat. Still, it is easy to see how a mudslide, much like an avalanche, can build up enough power and speed to level everything in its path.

Mudslides, like this one in Johnson’s Landing, British Columbia, occur during the wet season and are often caused by earthquakes or volcanic activity.