They also look terrifying underwater.
In the following video we can see what a strong underwater earthquake looks like from the perspective of divers. According to the text of the video, a 7.2-magnitude earthquake was recorded somewhere in the depths of the Banda Sea, one of Indonesia’s inland seas. a Reuters Reports On the other hand, they talk about an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 and 6.9 that occurred on November 8 in the aforementioned area:
An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 and 6.9 on the Richter scale is considered strong at the surface, while an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 is classified as very strong. In the former case, strong buildings are damaged even at a distance of 50-80 km from the epicenter, while the latter cause serious damage: they can cause the collapse of houses and bridges, deformation of roads and railway lines.
At the end of the video, you can hear how (supposedly) the divemaster is trying to signal others to pay attention to him by creating a sound effect. This is because, among other things, they were accustomed to interrupting diving in the event of an unexpected event, and would have tried to signal this to other divers.
By the way, this was not the first time divers experienced an underwater earthquake:
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