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Scientists have confirmed that a mysterious earthquake ripple had rumbled around the world on November 11, 2018. As per experts, the strange ripples were initially triggered on Mayotte, a French island sandwiched between Africa and the northern tip of Madagascar, and soon, made its presence felt in African countries like Kenya and Ethiopia, later traversing across the oceans and buzzed across New Zealand, Canada and Hawaii.

It should be also noted that the ripples detected were not short-lived and they lasted for about 20 minutes in each detected location. Even though the rumblings were undetected to the human sense, an earthquake enthusiast who uses the name @matarikipax on Twitter spotted the mysterious zig zags on the U.S. Geological Survey's real-time seismogram display and he later posted them on his social media handle.

Volcanic activity or mysterious earthquake-triggered waves?

After analyzing the seismogram displays, Göran Ekström, a seismologist at Columbia University said that he has not seen anything like this before, National Geographic reports.

Some experts believe that the strange mysterious waves which rumbled across the earth could be the result of an earthquake. However, the mysterious waves originated from Mayotte seem to be monochromatic, and the seismograph showed clean zigzag dominated by one type of wave that took a steady 17 seconds to repeat. Interestingly, most earthquakes usually send waves with different frequencies, and that was not the case with the Mayotte rumble.

Some experts believe that the volcanoes in Mayotte might be starting its activity, and this rumbling should be an indication. Mayotte was actually formed due to a volcanic activity, but none of the volcanoes in the island or nearby ocean have ever erupted in the past 4,000 years.

Conspiracy theorists embrace apocalypse angle

As scientists remain absolutely clueless about the mysterious ripples that were detected around the world, a section of conspiracy theorists have started arguing that these events are actually signaling an impending apocalypse. To them, these small earthquakes could be pre-quakes before a megaquake could jolt the planet.

Some doomsday believers argue that the increase in seismic activity could be indicating the arrival of Nibiru, the alleged killer planet that may be lurking at the edge of our solar system. These doomsday maniacs believe that rogue planet Nibiru's gravitational pull is so strong that it is disrupting the orbit and stability of earth.

Prediction coming true?

A few days ago, Frank Hoogerbeets, a self-proclaimed earthquake researcher who runs the website 'Ditrianum' predicted that the planet is going to witness a mega-quake during the Christmas period. As per Hoogerbeets, a rare planetary alignment is the main reason behind the increase in seismic activities.

Popular UFO researcher Tyler Glockner of 'Secureteam10' also uploaded a video describing the mysteries of this worldwide rumbling. The video uploaded by Glockner soon went viral on YouTube, and it has already racked up more than 80,200 views.

After watching the video, viewers of Glockner's YouTube channel also put forward various theories explaining the strange global event.

"This must be what earth crust displacement is like. Fasten your seatbelts," commented im2cheeky4u, a YouTube user.

"Earth groans in the end times...Bible says this would happen," commented Wold Lady, another YouTuber.