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Divers Film Insane Underwater Earthquake Shaking The Seafloor

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Shake, shake, shake. Jan Paul Rodriguez/Facebook

Do you happen to experience an underwater earthquake? To most people it seems quite unusual. However, a group of divers in the Philippines were so lucky that they were able to maintain the camera rolling during the course of the current earthquake, measuring 5.6 on the Richter Scale, rocked the seabed a few meters right below them.

 

The video was taken recently by Jan Paul Rodriguez near Mabini, Batangas in the Philippines. Due to such weird geological activity, the divers had to give up their expedition but fortunately everyone was safely out unhurt.

 

When talking with Newsflare about this incident, Jan Paul Rodriguez said that they were feeling a huge propeller of a big boat going around just above them, and heard underwater the trembling of rocks under the ground and then the shock wave spread, they were uncomfortable with their ears, breathed heavily and felt sudden changes in pressure. At the same time, the seabed pumped up and down rapidly and then they felt a strong shaking of the ground and small rocks falling.

 

This part of the Philippines falls into the “Ring of Fire”, where the edges of a lot of huge tectonic plates generate a horseshoe-shaped band of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, and volcanic belts around the Pacific Ocean. Therefore, within this ring 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes take place as well as a quite number of volcanic activity.

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