Residents Found Deep-Sea Oarfish In Gingoog Shore
OARFISH – The residents in Gingoog City in Misamis Oriental found a deep-sea oarfish this morning.
Deep-sea creatures such as oarfish can live close to active faults. Legends has it that when these slender, snake-like fish rise to shallow waters, a disaster is near.
In a previous article, the residents of Agusan del Norte found an oarfish five days before the 6.5 magnitude earthquake in Masbate province. The strong quake has destroyed houses and buildings.
Sinkhole, landslide, and flooding were reported after the strong earthquake in Masbate. the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) recorded 270 aftershocks.
Cataingan Mayor Felipe Cabataña said they need more funds to help the residents who were affected by the earthquake. He asked for tent donations to provide shelters for the evacuees.
On Thursday, August 20, the residents found an oarfish along the shores Gingoog City, Misamis. The photos were shared on LGU of Barangay 19, Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental’s Facebook page.
In the caption of the post, they wrote: “Oarfish which measures 3.2 meters was swept ashore at Barangay 19, Gingoog City this morning, August 20, 2020.”
Surely lots of people are asking now it the oarfish that was found in Misamis means something. The post has garnered 120 reactions, 44 comments, 810 shares as of this writing.
Most of the netizens said the appearance of the oarfish in Misamis is a bad sign. Here are some of their comments from the post:
@Richz Calma: “That is a bad sign…. Ingat nlng po … KADALASAN IS A SIGN OF COMING EARTHQUAKE”
@Clinton Belaez: “Earthquake coming soon”
@Mansueta Romarate Cruzada: “bad omen”
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