Extracting a bounding box from a FeatureCollection taking longer than expected. My layer has 86 multi-polygons:

var inun_raw = ee.FeatureCollection('users/sbryant/fred/GeoNB_LSJ_FloodExtent2018_0515b');
print('inun_raw feats = ' + inun_raw.size().getInfo())
var bbox = inun_raw.union().geometry().bounds(1000)

This takes many minutes to get a simple bounding box (the same operation in QGIS takes 0.03 secs).

What am I doing wrong here?

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Your collection has more than 2 million edges in it. It's just too complex for the geometry processing system. You would probably do best to simplify the geometries before ingesting it.

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