“Strong underwater explosions”. So on Tuesday, the seismological stations of Denmark and Sweden relate to what was recorded in the Baltic Sea after the detected malfunctions in the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline.
On Swedish television SVT, experts from the country’s National Seismic Network assured that “there is no doubt that these are explosions,” citing the fact that the impact of one of them was similar to a small earthquake.
The first “powerful emission of energy” of magnitude 1.9 was recorded on Sunday evening at 2:03 am (1:03 am in Lisbon) in the southeast of the Danish island of Bornholm, said Peter Schmidt of the National Seismic Network of Sweden. French agency AFP.
The Swedish institute recorded a second case of magnitude 2.3 at 19:04 local time on Monday (18:04 in Lisbon) in the northeast of the island. “We interpret this as the arrival with the highest probability of some form of detonation.“, Schmidt said.
A video has surfaced on social media showing “waves moving from the bottom to the surface.” The first explosion was recorded at 2 am on Monday, and the second – around 19 pm the same day.
Danish and Swedish authorities discovered leaks in the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which Russia shut down in early September, and in the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which was never put into operation due to a lack of German permission following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. . . .
Although the two pipelines, operated by a consortium of the Russian giant Gazprom, were not running, they were full of gas.
Ukraine today accused Russia of being responsible for the gas pipeline leak, condemning a “terrorist attack” against the European Union.
“The large-scale gas leak from Nord Stream 1 is nothing more than a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression against the European Union.This was announced by Advisor to the President of Ukraine Mykhailo Podolyak on Twitter, AFP quotes.