Powerful Earthquake Rocks Underwater Divers In The Philippines

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Powerful earthquakes can be terrifying, but imagine what would happen if you felt one while swimming in the sea.
A group of scuba divers exploring the ocean near the Philippines found themselves in a shaky situation on April 8 when a magnitude 5.7 earthquake rocked the sea floor below them.
The divers were nearly 60 feet deep in waters off the coast of Mabini in the Batangas province when the tremors started. The group was on their way to a depth of more than 130 feet.
“It felt like there was a huge propeller of a big boat turning around directly above us,” diver Jan Paul Rodriguez, who filmed the scary moment on camera, told Newsflare.
“We heard underwater the trembling of rocks under the ground and we felt the shock wave,” he added. “It hurt our ears, feeling heavy breathing and sudden changes in pressure.”
As seen in the video above, the sea floor appears to rumble below the divers, stirring the sand and marine life into a haze.
“The sea bed pumped up and down immediately followed by a strong shaking of the ground and the small rocks falling,” Rodriguez said.
A series of earthquakes shook the Batangas area the day the divers were rocked in the ocean, according to CNN Philippines. The strongest earthquake that day was a magnitude 5.9 and the weakest was a magnitude 5.0.
Noel Luistro, the mayor of Mabini, said the earthquake scared off tourists and forced villagers on land to retreat to higher ground in fear of a tsunami, according to The Telegraph.
“Our tourists left out of fear they may be affected by the earthquakes,” Luistro told a local radio station after the incident. “I need to declare a state of calamity.”
When the tremors stopped, Rodriguez’ dive leader aborted the dive and the group returned to ocean’s surface. No one in the group was seriously injured. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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