This is what a 5.7 magnitude earthquake looks like underwater

An interesting video has emerged of divers experiencing an underwater earthquake near Mabini, Batangas, Philippines.

The footage, shot on April 8, shows the bottom of the ocean shaking up and sand lifting into the water as the divers are around 18 metres deep.

"The dive was planned for 42 meters and 20 mins bottom time, during our descent we encountered the underwater quake," the filmer told Newsflare.

"It felt like there was a huge propeller of a big boat turning around directly above us, we heard underwater the trembling of rocks under the ground and we felt the shock wave, it hurt our ears, feeling heavy breathing and sudden changes in pressure."

"The sea bed pumped up and down immediately followed by a strong shaking of the ground and the small rocks falling," he added.

"Team dive leader aborted the dive and no untoward incident happened."