Diver captures underwater earthquake off the Philippines

So this is what a 5.7 magnitude quake looks like underwater

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A group of scuba divers exploring the ocean near the Philippines experienced the moment a 5.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the sea floor below them.

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The divers were around 60 feet deep off the coast of Mabini in the Batangas province when the tremors started.

"It felt like there was a huge propeller of a big boat turning around directly above us," said diver Jan Paul Rodriguez, who filmed the scary moment on camera.

Speaking to Newsflare, he added: "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 sea floor appearing to shake below the divers, stirring the sand and causing small rocks to fall.

Rodriguez said: "The sea bed pumped up and down immediately followed by a strong shaking of the ground and the small rocks falling".

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