November 29, 2018
Mysterious seismic waves in the Indian Ocean that were picked up by monitoring stations from Madagascar to Canada three weeks ago have baffled scientists.
Researchers and earthquake enthusiasts who spotted the signals have narrowed down the origin to a region just off the coast of the island Mayotte.
The slow waves detected on November 11 rumbled for more than 20 minutes, unbeknownst to most people.
They are similar to those typically seen after large earthquakes, which are known to travel great distances – but, no such earthquake took place.
Theories as to what caused the cryptic rumble have ranged from a slow earthquake to an undetected meteor strike.
One researcher told MailOnline that the trembling was ‘almost certainly’ caused by a low-level underwater volcanic eruption off the northeast of Mayotte.
This article was posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 7:12 am