Scuba divers film major quake in Philippines

Footage captured by a scuba diver has given a frightening insight into what it feels like to be underwater when a large earthquake hits.

The Philippines was rocked by several tremors over the weekend - the largest measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale - that saw buildings damaged, people evacuated and power cut off to a number of homes.

But while many people have experienced earthquakes or at least have some idea about how they feel on land, a video taken by scuba diver Jan Paul Rodriguez has shown what happens when it hits while you're floating in the middle of the ocean.

In the dramatic footage, a rumble can be heard increasing in intensity as a cloud of sand rises up from the sea bed, making it hard to see what's going on.

The video shows the ground pulsating, with foliage and fish shuddering as a result of the tremors.

In a comment on his video, Rodriguez said he and his comrades were okay after the quake.