Rare deep-sea Oarfish and Moonfish found dead after M6.6 earthquake in the Philippines

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Residents in Barangay 19 of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental spotted on Thursday morning, August 20, a 3.2-meter oarfish that washed ashore in their coasts. Cebu Daily News

Japanese folklore says that when these long, serpentlike silver oarfish or rare deep-sea moonfish emerge from the depths, a major earthquake is imminent or it could be a sign of bad luck.

Carcasses of a giant oarfish and a huge moonfish were found decomposing in the Philippines just a day after a deadly M6.6 earthquake shook the country.

And this probably not a coincidence, but more like some signs of the Endtimes.

Rare Moonfish found dead after M6.6 earthquake

Delighted fishermen say they couldn’t believe their luck after discovering a rare deep-sea Moonfish floating after an earthquake. But they have been warned that the huge discovery could be a sign of bad luck.

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A rare deep-sea Moonfish found dead on ocean surface after a M6.6 earthquake in August 2020. Picture: Mirror

They stumbled upon the 65-kg fish in Eastern Samar, after a powerful and deadly M6.6 earthquake hit a few hundreds km away in the Philippines on August 18, 2020.

The delighted fisherman, however, worried that the rarely-seen fish could be a sign of tragedy.

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Fishermen in the Philippines couldn’t believe their luck after discovering the 65k beast – but some fear it could be a sign of bad luck. Picture: Mirror

I do not know what plague will come. We fishermen believe that if we catch a strange fish, something bad will happen.

The Moonfish, or Opah, is a deep-water species usually found 500 meters below the ocean’s surface. And the earthquake had probably disturbed the rare fish.

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The giant pink fish was found by fishermen in Eastern Samar. Picture: Mirror

Deep water oarfish dead in Gingoog, Philippines

A dead oarfish washed ashore in a coastal village in Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental in Northern Mindanao on Thursday morning, August 20 – so just a day after the deadly M6.6 earthquake.

The oarfish spanned a length of 3.2 meters.

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Residents in Barangay 19 of Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental spotted on Thursday morning, August 20, a 3.2-meter oarfish that washed ashore in their coasts. Picture: Daily Cebu News

Like Moonfish, oarfish are just among marine creatures that thrive in the deepest parts of the ocean.

Some locals believed sightings of their dead bodies on coasts are signs of an incoming earthquake or just a bad omen…

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Some locals believed sightings of their dead bodies on coasts are signs of an incoming earthquake. Picture: Daily Cebu News

M6.6 earthquake in the Philippines

A M6.6 earthquake struck the Philippines on August 18, 2020, at a depth of 30 km (19 miles), killing at least one person and damaging roads and buildings including a hospital and a sports complex.

It was the strongest earthquake in eight months in the Philippines, which lies on the “Ring of Fire,” a seismically active belt of volcanoes circling the Pacific Ocean.

Patients were moved out of a hospital into tents because of cracks in the building, Revalo said.

So do you think the deadly M6.6 earthquake was responsible for the deaths of these deep-sea fish in the Philippines? It’s probably not a coincidence, although I will not be able to prove it!

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Well , we have many creatures in the seas that scientists used DNA of older ancient creatures to life. I will not surprised sooner than later we see dinosaur’s are coming back! New Full moon is here in 55 hours so God help all mankind. Please stay at home and relax you do not want go out?

  2. The Philippines is on the ring of fire with one tectonic plate subducting under another plate. There could be a lot of land movement and water movement anytime. Best to head for higher ground if you live there. Tsunamis could be coming.

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