Since the start of the year, the vicinity of the volcano has been experiencing more than a hundred earthquakes.
Massive sea creatures being washed ashore have found themselves at the center of a conspiracy theory that suggests they can predict earthquakes. Whenever deep sea creatures wash up to shore, locals and residents begin to fear for a coming calamity.
In Japan, oarfish are believed to be a sign for a tsunami or a big earthquake. Shortly before the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami struck Japan, about 20 oarfish stranded themselves on beaches in the area. In 2017, an earthquake occurred in Surigao, Philippines, two days after an Oarfish was found dead by residents in one of the coastal barangays of the province.
Kiyoshi Wadatsumi, a known Japanese seismologist, explained in a Japan Time report, that “deep sea creatures were very sensitive to any irregular movements in the sea ground. Their appearance in shallow waters indicates that something is happening in the deep.”
Locals in Southern Negros, Philippines, couldn’t help but fear for their lives after a massive megamouth shark washed ashore. Seeing such a creature is a very rare occurrence, and they believe it could be a sign of a coming quake. However, experts claim that this is just a superstitious belief as there are no scientific studies to prove that “belief”.
While many deep-sea animals seek safety in the deep ocean during a storm, some marine mammals, such as manatees and dolphins, may be washed ashore or into unfamiliar habitats.
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