Norwegian scientists from the Arctic University discovered on the bottom of the Barents Sea a lot of giant craters of unknown origin reaching 800 meters in diameter. According to scientists, they were formed due to explosions of methane accumulations. As you know, off the coast of Norway there are rich deposits of this natural gas.
Through cracks in the seabed, methane emissions sometimes occur to the surface in the form of giant bubbles that reach the surface and burst. In some cases, methane crystallizes at the bottom. When certain conditions are met, it begins to rapidly rise to the surface, turning into gas.
The Methane Geyser
Scientists believe that a similar picture has developed in the area of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. It extends from the British overseas territories in the northern Atlantic Ocean to the coast of Florida and Puerto Rico.
According to Igor Eltsov, Deputy of the Institute of oil and gas geology and geophysics. Trofimuk, one of the possible causes of numerous tragedies is the reaction of gas hydrates.
For example, as a result of an underwater earthquake , a large mass of crystalline methane is separated. As it surfaced, a violent reaction begins, similar to a nuclear reaction, with the release of a large amount of gas. On the surface, the gas flies into the atmosphere, and a giant funnel forms on the site of the bubble, and if this place turns out to be a ship, it simply falls into it. In addition, poisonous methane almost instantly kills the whole team.