Earthquake and Tsunami Warning in Japan? Deep-Sea 'Oarfish' Associated With Bad Omen Sparks Fear
Tsunami warning in Japan after spotting oarfish (Photo Credits: Instagram and Flickr)

Japan is on a high alert of tsunami and earthquakes and the reason has nothing to do with any warnings from the meteorological department. A giant-sea fish is a reason for this prediction. Fishermen have caught oarfish, a deep-sea fish which is associated with disaster in Japanese mythology! Finding an oarfish is said to be a sign of doomsday and the fishermen caught not one but two of these giant fishes alive recently. Since these fishes are said to live into deep waters, they only come to the surface when there is a possibility of a natural disaster. Thus the people of Japan are on a warning of a tsunami or an earthquake. The Doomsday Clock Says We Are Just Two Minutes Away From Apocalypse! What Does it Mean and Should You Be Worried?

Japan has experienced some worst disasters of tsunamis and earthquakes in the past. Yomitan fisheries cooperative association told the CNN, "The two oarfish were swimming vigorously in the nets. They looked mysterious and beautiful." These fish are called as "Ryugu no tsukai" in Japanese, which translates to "Messenger from the Sea God's Palace." It is associated with a bad omen. Japan Earthquake: Tremors Measuring 5.6 on Richter Scale Hits Hokkaido.

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While it can be dismissed as just a belief, the people of Japan have experienced the bad spell after spotting the fish in the past. In the year 2010, about a dozen on oarfish had washed up ashore the Japanese coast. In the year 2011, there was an earthquake and tsunami in Fukushima which killed about 20,000 people. Since then, the belief that spotting of an oarfish indicates natural disasters is prevalent.

The scientists however, have dismissed the claim that these deep-sea fishes have anything to do with natural disasters. They said that it could be an effect of global warming that the changes in the temperature could have forced the fishes to come upward near the surface.