Incredible Footage Shows What Happens Underwater When an Earthquake Strikes

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The mesmerizing beauty of the ocean often conceals the unseen dynamics at play beneath its surface. In recent video footage on TikTok, a rarely-captured occurrence came to light– an underwater earthquake, which surprised scuba divers. This rare glimpse into the hidden forces of the deep has captivated online audiences, starting discussions about the unpredictability of natural events beneath the ocean’s surface.

The Unforeseen Event

The footage captures scuba divers peacefully exploring the ocean floor adorned with coral. But the serene moment takes an abrupt turn as a powerful underwater earthquake hits. Chaos ensues as a forceful current disrupts the underwater scene, tossing divers in one direction and then yanking them in the opposite. The upheaval is vividly documented with its swirling debris, shifting currents, and divers striving for stability amid tumultuous waters. Unfortunately, the clip concludes without revealing the return to normalcy, leaving viewers in suspense.

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The video’s immediacy triggered intense reactions from online spectators, who expressed shock and newfound concerns about the potential hazards of underwater earthquakes. A TikTok comment captured the sentiment, noting the user’s intent to add the prospect of being in the ocean during an earthquake to their list of anxieties. Another viewer remarked on the diver’s instinct to cling to a rock, underlining the disorienting experience of the ocean floor moving.

Acknowledging the Unpredictable

The video reportedly originates from the Banda Sea surrounding the Maluku Islands in Indonesia, an area known for seismic activity. The recorded underwater earthquake in this instance was substantial, registering a magnitude of 7.2 on the seismic scale.

The revelation that earthquakes, typically associated with terrestrial events, could significantly impact the ocean environment sparked discussions about the unpredictability of such incidents. Many admitted they had never contemplated the potential repercussions of underwater earthquakes and wondered how currents might behave during these seismic activities.

Channing Tatum to Co-Create a New Romance Novel

Channing Tatum is putting his romantic suit on once again! The 42-year-old actor is no stranger to romance, playing love interests in some of the biggest love stories of film history, like The Vow, Dear John, and many more. A multi-talented persona, Tatum is also a writer, director, and dancer! This time, he’s turning his romantic avatar on by penning a new novel, a romance novel, to be precise!

Previous Experience

Channing Tatum is no stranger to book publishing! In 2021, he published The One and Only Sparkella, a picture book for children. The book was inspired by his daughter Everly, whom Tatum shares with ex-wife Jenna Dewan. The cute colorful book aims to teach young children how to improve their self-esteem and embrace their individuality. Tatum gradually expanded the Sparkella universe by creating two more books, one to be published in May this year. The success of his picture books has given Tatum a taste of book publishing, and now he is ready to take it to the next level by writing a full-length romance novel working alongside Roxane Gay.

The Partnership

In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Channing Tatum dropped the news of his new romantic novel project and also shed light on his writing partnership with Roxane Gay. Gay is famous for Not That Bad and Bad Feminist, two of her most poignant works. When Gay’s agent informed her that Tatum wants to collaborate with her on a new project, she couldn’t believe it. The pair met and started talking about the project back in 2017. Since then, they have been in touch to develop the project together. At first, Gay showed Tatum a roughed-out outline of a story she had been working on, and Tatum instantly fell in love with the concept. Though the details are yet to be revealed, the duo is now working on that concept for the new romantic novel.