Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Seismic Events Coincided With Nord Stream Explosions

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A new study has shown that certain seismic events coincided with the sudden loss of pressure of the Nord Stream 1 and Nord Stream 2 pipelines in September 2022.

While the cause of the pipeline rupture is still being investigated, it is suspected that it was due to an act of sabotage, where explosive charges were used to breach the pipeline.

Researchers have found that some seismic signals coincided with the event and that the duration of these events was longer than you would expect from a single explosive source. At this point in time, the seismic events seem more similar to an eruption of an underwater volcano or a natural gas pipeline venting gas.

The researchers theorize that due to the long-lasting seismic and infrasonic events, the likely culprit is vibrations from high-pressure gas being vented into the surrounding water.

According to Ross Heyburn of AWE Blacknest:

“May be dominated by energy generated by the rapid venting of high-pressure gas, which means it may be difficult to assess the source size and characteristics of any explosive charges used to rupture the Nord Stream pipelines…To the best of our knowledge, this was the first time that the IMS has recorded signals from an underwater event associated with a gas pipeline rupture…The events therefore provided an opportunity to observe the characteristics of signals, such as the long durations, generated by this type of source.”

Sam Helmy
Sam Helmyhttps://www.deeperblue.com
Sam Helmy is a TDI/SDI Instructor Trainer, and PADI Staff and Trimix Instructor. Diving for 28 years, a dive pro for 14, I have traveled extensively chasing my passion for diving. I am passionate about everything diving, with a keen interest in exploration, Sharks and big stuff, Photography and Decompression theory. Diving is definitely the one and only passion that has stayed with me my whole life! Sam is a Staff Writer for DeeperBlue.com

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