Oarfish washes ashore in Philippines 3 days before series of earthquakes hits Luzon Another sign comes true! On April 4, 2017 a giant oarfish – 14.4-feet long – washed ashore in Southern Leyte, Philippines 4 days before a series of strong earthquakes hit Luzon.
An oarfish washed ashore in Southern Leyte Tuesday evening (April 4, 2017), sparking fears of an impending earthquake. On April 8, 2017, a series of three strong quakes – M59, M5.5, M5.0 – hit near Manila, Philippines. Is that another sign that oarfish can feel and sense imminent earthquakes?
The last deep-sea oarfish was found along the shore of Talisay, Libagon, Southern Leyte. The female, estimated to be 14.4-feet long and 1.2-feet wide, was seen alive, but weak and most probably died moments later.
This is the third oarfish sighted in Leyte this year. And for numbers of residents, the oarfish sighting is believed to be a premonition for an earthquake, as they usually live in the deep and cold waters of the ocean.
Some experts believe that deep-sea fish are capable of sensing tremors on the Earth’s crust.
According to Kiyoshi Wadatsumi, in a statement published by Japan Times, such aquatic creatures are more sensitive to the movements of faults.