Video: Sea foams at Nord Stream leak site – Reports of explosions

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Mysterious, “unprecedented” damage occurred in one day to the three submarine lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline system in the Baltic.

Mysterious, “unprecedented” damage occurred in one day to the three submarine lines of the Nord Stream gas pipeline system in the Baltic.

Swedish shipping authorities have issued a warning about two leaks on the Nord Stream 1 pipeline.

A little earlier, a leak was detected in the neighboring Nord Stream 2 pipeline, which caused Denmark to ban navigation within a radius of five nautical miles.

At the same time, explosions were reported in the areas where a leak is observed in the Nord Stream pipelines, as reported by the Swedish National Seismological Center (SNSN) of the University of Uppsala.

The Danish military has released dramatic footage of the sea foaming at the site of the leak from above.

The video shows large bubbles rising to the surface of the Baltic Sea above the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines. The bubbles range from 200 to 1,000 meters in diameter. “The largest reaches one kilometer. The smaller one forms a circle of (diameter) 200 meters,” the army explained.

Nord Stream AG announced that it is impossible to estimate when the gas pipeline system will be restored, while sabotage is suspected.

Explosions in spill areas

Seismologists in Denmark and Sweden on Monday recorded strong explosions in the areas where leaks were observed in the Nord Stream pipeline, the Swedish National Seismological Center (SNSN) of Uppsala University reported.

“There is no doubt that these were explosions,” seismologist Bjorn Lund told public broadcaster SVT.

According to the German geological research center GFZ, a seismograph on the Danish island of Bornholm recorded two tremors today.

The seismograph recorded nothing at all until 02:03 a.m. local time, when a spike representing a tremor appeared, followed by a continuous waveform. The same pattern was repeated at 17.00 in the afternoon.

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline experienced a drop in pressure on Monday, and a few hours later the same thing happened to the Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which follows an almost parallel path under the Baltic.

The GFZ declined to speculate on whether the indications are linked to the leaks detected in the pipelines near Bornholm Island.

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