We have already learned about massive holes or cracks draining out rivers or pounds. This time, it’s the opposite! The ground of a river suddenly bulged up on November 27, 2017. The unexplained riverbed elevation of the Candaguit River in Bacolod City killed hundreds of fish and is now terrifying residents who don’t understand what is going on… Why did the ground raise two feet in height over a length of 10 meters? Are we going to disappear like those fish? Is there a link to the nearby Kalaon volcano? Now look by yourself and tell me what you think!
UPDATE: On Friday, Mount Kalaon erupted sending a plume of ash and gaz several hundred meters in the air (pictures from Philvocs). The bulging was probably a sign of the imminent eruption:
There is something weird going on in a river in the Philippines. Baffled officials are now investigating the cause behind a sudden rise of the riverbed in the Candaguit River in San Enrique, Negros Occidental after it was reported on November 27, 2017 by terrified residents. Indeed, the mysterious phenomenon caused a massive fish kill in the area.
The unexplained elevation of the riverbed measures 10 to 15 meters in length, three to four meters in width, and one to 1.5 meters high. It was first reported by fishermen, who heard a strange sound followed by the sudden elevation. The two fishermen also claimed to have seen smoke coming out of the crack.
On December 2, 2017, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) noted that the most probable cause was an earthquake, but no earthquakes have been recorded recently in the area. Another hypothesis for the sudden rise in the river bed is the buildup of either nitrous oxide or methane gas due to decomposition of trees or vegetation.
Meanwhile, to better understand this weird geological phenomenon, and calm terrified residents, Phivolcs has sent earth scientists on-site to conduct an investigation. He also assured that the incident was not connected to the nearby Mt. Kanlaon which is presently under Alert Level 2 status.