Russia and the West exchange accusations over the gas leakage into the sea from Nord Stream pipelines, and the file is scheduled to be raised at the UN Security Council at a later time.

And the Geological Surveys in Denmark, Sweden and Germany announced that they recorded, last Monday, vibrations similar to those caused by explosions, more than those caused by earthquakes.

German intelligence suggested that divers placed explosive devices in the path of the "Nord Stream" tube, while Russia described the accusations against it of attacking Nord Stream as "stupid" and opened a criminal investigation into the incident.

But what does an underwater gas tube explosion mean?

  • When an underwater gas pipeline explodes, the gas flows quickly and in large quantities according to the existing pressure, to rise to the surface, which leads to the imbalance of ships in the vicinity of the leak.

  • Also, such an explosion leads to the danger of gas ignition on the surface of the sea or in the air, which poses a threat to ships and navigation.

  • The exit of methane gas into the air leads to environmental pollution, as it is considered a greenhouse gas that contributes to increasing the Earth's temperature.

  • The leak disturbed the sea surface up to a distance of about a kilometer from the site, prompting the Danish authorities to require ships to stay more than 9 kilometers from the site of the leak.

  • The hypothesis of the explosion is reinforced by the fact that the German Geological Research Center recorded two vibrations, the first with a strength of 1.9 at 12:03 am GMT, and the second with a strength of 2.3 at 17:00 pm GMT, and these are the two times in which the pressure drop in the Nord Stream line was reported.