Key to the Mystery of Bermuda Triangle in Progress

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The scientists believe that the mystery of Bermuda Triangle, which gulps aircraft and ships, is linked to the discovery of a series of underwater craters at the bottom of the Barents Sea, off the coast of Norway.

Though the location is not close to the Bermuda Triangle, the craters which are measured up to 800m wide and 45m deep, are believed to have been created by methane building up in sediments on the sea-floor of the gas-rich Norway coast.

This hot spot for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic, which creates enormous blowouts of gas bubbles, leads to sinking of ships.

Last year, this possibility was explored by a scientist, who said that the Bermuda Triangle is a consequence of gas hydrates reactions. He went on explaining that the reaction happens in an avalanche-like way, like a nuclear reaction, producing huge amounts of gas.

Details of the discovery will be released at the annual meeting of the European Geo-sciences Union next month, where experts will analyse whether these kind of bubbles could place ships in danger.

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