2 explosions recorded at Nord Stream pipeline accident site - Swedish seismologists
Measuring stations in Sweden and Denmark have registered two strong underwater explosions shortly before the discovery of gas leaks on the Russian Nord Stream-1 and Nord Stream-2 gas pipelines
This is reported by SVT.
The Swedish National Seismic Network detected two apparent explosions in the area of the gas leaks on Monday. One of the explosions had a magnitude of 2.3 and was registered at 30 measuring stations in southern Sweden.
"It was clear how the waves bounced from the bottom to the surface. There is no doubt that it was an explosion," Björn Lund, a lecturer in seismology and director of the Swedish National Seismic Network, which measures Swedish earthquakes and explosions, said.
The first explosion was recorded at 2:03 a.m. on Monday, the second at 7:04 p.m. on Monday.
The gas leak was reported by the maritime administration at 1:52 p.m. and 8:41 p.m. on Monday after ships detected bubbles on the sea surface.
SVT has the coordinates of the recorded explosions and they are in the same area where the gas leaks were reported.
According to Björn Lund, the information about the explosions was passed on to the Armed Forces of Sweden.
On September 27, it became known about three underwater accidents at once on the Nord Stream and Nord Stream-2 pipelines. The Russian operator of gas pipelines called them "unprecedented", and German experts see them as sabotage, possibly from Russia. Later, photos from the scene appeared.