New Delhi: For years, the Bermuda Triangle has been one of the greatest unresolved mysteries in the modern world. But now scientists believe that they have found an answer after the discovery of a series of huge craters at the bottom of the Barents Sea, off the coast of Norway.
According to the scientists, the underwater craters that are roughly a half-mile wide and 150 feet deep were caused by build-ups of methane off the coast of natural gas-rich Norway.
Then the methane leak, “popping” through the sea bed and into the water above.
“Multiple giant craters exist on the sea floor in an area in the west-central Barents Sea ... and are probably a cause of enormous blowouts of gas,” researchers from the Arctic University of Norway told the Sunday Times.
‘The crater area is likely to represent one of the largest hotspots for shallow marine methane release in the Arctic.’
Scientists say the explosions causing the craters to open up could potentially pose risks to vessels travelling on Barents Sea.
The Bermuda Triangle, also known as the Devil's Triangle, is a western area of the North Atlantic Ocean bounded by Bermuda, Puerto Rico and a point near Melbourne, Florida, where a number of aircraft and ships are said to have disappeared under mysterious circumstances over the years.