On April 5th, 2018 at about 12:27 p.m., an earthquake estimated to be 5.3 magnitude hit about 16 miles off the east end of Santa Cruz Island. This video shows the reaction of a Bald Eagle mother and her three eaglets when the earthquake hit. The first portion of the video is a close-up view. It is followed by a zoomed out view that includes the family’s reaction afterward.

Disclaimer: The eagles may be misidentified and the description is my interpretation of what I viewed and may not be accurate. The information was what was available at the time this video was uploaded to YouTube.

Thank you Institute for Wildlife Studies for providing the Sauces Canyon Islands National Park Bald Eagle Cam, Santa Cruz Island for the education and enjoyment of the public. Thank you Explore.org for streaming the cam.

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