This Huge Rock Explosion Looks More Like a Crazy Ocean Wave

By Casey Chan on at

When you blow up a quarry that’s 20 metres high using 75 tonnes of explosives, you turn the wall of rock into a tsunami wave that sends nearly 400,000 tonnes of bouldering debris flying everywhere. The blast of the Bremanger Quarry in Norway was carefully planned to create this stunning effect, with explosives planted in 454 blast holes made along the 380-metre-long rock wall.

One perfectly timed boom and the wall falls down all at once. Check out Norway’s largest quarry blast ever in the footage filmed by Kal Jonny Thue Venøy below. At the end of the video, you can see the huge rocks that were created because of the explosion. [Kal Jonny Thue Venøy via Daily Mail]