Shocking footage shows thousands of dead bees after 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck California

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Thousands of bees have been shown dead on the ground after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck California.

The shocking footage shows social media influencer Khalil Underwood outside his house, amid a mass of the dead insects on Saturday.

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He zooms close to the ground to reveal the plight of the bees and the masses of carcasses that cover much of the ground in front of him.

'This is crazy. I've never witnessed anything like this,' Underwood exclaims. 'Look how many f***ing bees are on the f***ing floor from the earthquake.'

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He pointed to some that were still alive, appearing to shake and buzz on the ground as well as the struggle he had while moving his car.

Underwood claims the bees 'vibrated, buzzed and died' as a result of the earthquakes.

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Scientists have previously noted that animals and insects act strangely in the lead up to an earthquake, but do not know why, according U.S. Geological Survey

While scientists know creatures are able to recognize earthquakes before humans, the mechanisms explain how and why it happens 'still eludes us' they wrote.

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One study in Northern Taiwan that monitored insect populations over a period when a 7.3 and 6.8 earthquake hit, noted 'large declines' in the number of individual insects and also individual species.

But in their three-year study, they found that insects mainly living underground near to water were affected as well as those inhabiting aquatic sediment.

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