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4/18/2014 (2 years ago)

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As reported by Catholic Online, mysterious oarfish appeared prior to quake

One of the strongest earthquakes over the past several years has rumbled through Mexico. According to the Mexican Seismological Institute, the quake had a preliminary magnitude of 7. As reported here on Catholic Online, the temblor may have been foretold by the sightings of mysterious oarfish - who only become visible in the event of an impending earthquake.

The earthquake, which sent terrified residents running into the streets, has authorities looking for damage and injuries.

The earthquake, which sent terrified residents running into the streets, has authorities looking for damage and injuries.


By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

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4/18/2014 (2 years ago)

Published in Americas

Keywords: Mexico, earthquake, oarfish

LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - The earthquake, which sent terrified residents running into the streets, has authorities looking for damage and injuries. The epicenter was put near Tecpan, in the coastal state of Guerrero about 180 miles southwest of the capital.

Much of Mexico City was destroyed and more than 10,000 people were killed in a magnitude 8.1 earthquake in 1985. Officials say they have put more safeguards into place since then.

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Mayor Miguel Angel Mancerra, who was in the middle of a Good Friday news conference when the quake struck, said "protocols" were being immediately launched in the sprawling capital, which include dispatching helicopters to survey the most vulnerable neighborhoods.

It was reported last month that tourists kayaking in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico, photographed a pair of 15 foot-long oarfish that swam at the shore off Isla San Francisco in Baja California Sur in Mexico.

There was talk as to why the oarfish's swam so close to shore. According to Japanese folklore, oarfish are sighted at the surface or beach themselves in advance of an earthquake. Some speculate that the deep-sea fish, which can inhabit depths of up to 3,000 feet, are highly sensitive to tectonic movements within the earth's crust.

Scientists say that's very unlikely and point to other oarfish beachings. Although oarfish are rarely sighted, they do occasionally show up at the surface, usually battered by currents or crippled with injury or illness. Since they are weak swimmers, the outlook is grim for oarfish that end up in these predicaments.  


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