Mystery blast on gas line connecting Russia and Europe so huge it triggered earthquake

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    The gas leak at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm

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    The gas leakage at Nord Stream 2 seen from the Danish F-16 interceptor on Bornholm (Picture: Reuters)

    European nations are examining leakages from Russian- owned gas pipelines in the Baltic Sea.

    Powerful undersea blasts were signed up in the locations of the 3 secret leakages from Nord Stream 1 and 2, near Denmark.

    Sweden’s National Seismology Centre (SNSN) validated among the surges determined at 2.3 on the Richter scale.

    ‘You can clearly see how the waves bounce from the bottom to the surface,’ SNSN seismologist Bjorn Lund informed public broadcaster SVT.

    ‘There is no doubt that it was a blast or explosion. We even had a station in Kalix that picked this up.’

    Ukraine has actually currently implicated Russia of triggering the ‘unprecedented’ damage to the pipelines in what it referred to as a ‘terrorist attack’.

    Presidential advisor Mykhaylo Podolyak stated it was ‘an act of aggression’ towards the EU.

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    A map showing where the three leaks are located (Picture: Metro.co.uk)

    ‘The “gas leak” from NS-1 is nothing more than a terrorist attack planned by Russia and an act of aggression towards EU,’ he tweeted.

    ‘Russia wants to destabilise the economic situation in Europe and cause pre-winter panic.

    ‘The best response and security investment – tanks for Ukraine. Especially German ones.’

    It still remains unconfirmed who might be behind any foul play.

    Gas bubbles from the Nord Stream 2 leak reaching the surface of the Baltic Sea (Picture: Reuters)
    Pipe systems are seen at the industrial plant of the Nord Stream 1 Baltic Sea pipeline in Lubmin, Germany (Picture: AFP)

    Poland’s prime minister blamed sabotage, without mentioning proof, and the Danish premier stated it might not be dismissed.

    Meanwhile, Russia, which has actually slashed gas shipments to Europe in retaliation to western sanctions, stated sabotage was a possibility and the occurrence weakened the continent’s energy security.

    Nord Stream 1 has 2 leakages northeast of Bornholm, while Nord Stream 2 has one leakage south ofDueodde

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    They were found by the Danish Defence F-16 interceptor action system on Monday.

    It might take as long as a week for gas to stop draining pipes out of the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, the head of Denmark’s Energy Agency Kristoffer Bottzauw stated.

    Ships might lose buoyancy if they got in the location.

    ‘The sea surface is full of methane, which means there is an increased risk of explosions in the area,’ Mr Bottzauw stated.

    Prohibition zones have actually now been developed around the leakages for ‘the safety of ship and air traffic’.

    A declaration from the Danish Defence stated: ‘The frigate Absalon and the contamination control vessel ship Gunnar Thorson are on their method to perform water tracking at the exemption zones, and the Danish Defence are likewise supporting with a helicopter capability.

    ‘In addition, the patrol ship Rota was in the area last night.’

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