Some are claiming that oarfish washing ashore is a sign that an earthquake will soon follow. And this is what happened just 2 days before the deadly M6.5 earthquake hit the Philippines on February 10, 2017. So, can oarfish predict earthquakes? The earthquake that jolted Surigao del Norte on Friday night jogged the memory of some people on social

media, who were saying an incident two days prior could’ve served as a sign for the disaster that was about to strike. On Wednesday, a 10-foot-long dead oarfish was caught by fishermen off the coast of Agusan del Norte. To some, deep-sea creatures such as oarfish that end up in shallow water are a good predictor of earthquakes. READ MORE