Hurricane Effect: Large Part of Ocean Goes Missing

Footage from the Hurricane Irma-hit Bahamas freaked out netizens on Saturday as the seawater was completely missing from a bay as far as the eye could see. Weather experts explained that Hurricane Irma, which hit the Bahamas on Friday, was so powerful that it altered the shape of the ocean.

In the video footage shared by a Twitter user from Long Island, Bahamas, a dry ocean bed covered in large shells was clearly seen after Hurricane Irma drained away water on Friday. Meteorologist say that low pressure in the center of the storm caused the seawater to be drawn upwards into itself and away from shorelines in the Bahamas beaches.

Some Twitter users expressed concern over this rare occurrence as receding shoreline that exposes the ocean floor is often a sign of approaching Tsunami.