Norwegian scientists from the University of the Arctic have discovered many giant craters of unknown origin at the bottom of the Barents Sea, reaching 800 meters in diameter. According to scientists, they were formed due to explosions of accumulations of methane. As you know, there are rich deposits of this natural gas off the coast of Norway.
Through cracks in the seabed, methane is sometimes released to the surface in the form of giant bubbles, which, upon reaching the surface, burst. In some cases, methane crystallizes at the bottom. When certain conditions are reached, it begins to rapidly rise to the surface, turning into gas.
Scientists believe that a similar picture has developed in the area of the infamous Bermuda Triangle. It stretches from the British Overseas Territories in the North Atlantic Ocean to the coast of Florida and Puerto Rico.
According to Igor Yeltsov, deputy of the Institute of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics named after V.I. Trofimuka, 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 detached. As it ascends, a violent nuclear-like reaction begins, with the release of a large amount of gas. On the surface, the gas escapes into the atmosphere, and a giant funnel is formed at the place of the bubble, and if a ship appears in this place, it simply falls into it. In addition, the poisonous methane kills the entire team almost instantly.