Divers capture underwater earthquake in Philippines
A group of divers got more than they bargained for when they were diving off the coast of the Philippines.
The divers were shooting video when the earth split opened underneath them when a 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck.
The footage showed the bottom of the ocean shaking and sand shifting in the water.
“It felt like there was a huge propellor of a big boat turning around directly above us,” one diver said, according to Yahoo News. “We heard underwater the trembling of rocks under the ground and we felt the shockwave, it hurts our ears were feeling sudden changes in pressure. The seabed pumped up and down immediately followed by a strong shaking of the ground and the small rocks falling.”
Of course, deep sea diving in the Pacific Ocean can be a bit problematic considering that part of the Philippines rest along the ring of fire, which is a series of moving tectonic plates that cause numerous volcanos and earthquakes.