clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Quaking

New, 1 comment

An old Japanese legend says that oarfish are a sign of a coming earthquake, and two big-ass dead oarfish have washed up on SoCal shores in the past week (one on Catalina, one near Oceanside), neither with "any visible signs of injury or disease." You can't predict an earthquake, of course, but ? maybe you can? One researcher who's looking into it says "It's theoretically possible" because a pre-earthquake pressure build-up in the rocks can end up creating toxic hydrogen peroxide that kills the fish or forces them out of the water." [The Independent]