A mesmerizing video from China shows a lava-like landslide creeping down a hill to the amazement of onlookers.

The weird footage became somewhat of a viral sensation on Chinese social  media when it was posted earlier this month as viewers wondered what  could have caused the bizarre event.

Experts who have examined the scene identified it as a type of landslide  known as an 'earthflow,' where disturbed sediment rolls downhill in an  oozing fashion

Check out the awesome video of the earthflow in action at the Coast to Coast AM website.