Divers Witness Underwater Earthquake

Divers Witness Underwater Earthquake (Photo credit: Newsflare)

An earthquake on land is scary enough, but who thought an earthquake underwater would be just as spooky?

Last month, some divers who were below the surface in the waters off the Philippines witnessed an earthquake that measured 5.7 on the Richter scale.

Jan Paul Rodriguez, the diver who posted video of the quake onto his Facebook page, told Scuba Diving Magazine:

“It felt like there was a huge propeller of a big boat turning around directly above us, we heard underwater the trembling of rocks under the ground and we felt the shock wave, it hurt our ears, feeling heavy breathing and sudden changes in pressure.”

The video shows the seafloor shifting and shaking, with sediment being stirred up.

While no one in the dive group was injured, the tremor could be felt as far inland as parts of metropolitan Manila.

Check out the video, which has been seen more than 785,000 times, on Rodriguez’s Facebook page.

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  • That's insane. I didn't even know an earthquake underwater could have that kind of effects on divers. Kind of makes me want to go dive in an earthquake now haha.

    Interesting read John