Malaysia Airlines MH370 Caused Earthquake after it Crashed into Sea? China University Links ‘Seafloor Event’ to Catastrophic Plunge of Aircraft
By Gopi Chandra Kharel | March 15, 2014 9:07 PM EST
In a theory that is more baffling and confusing than all the theories put together, a Chinese University has claimed that a bizarre 'seafloor event' could have been linked with the Missing Malaysian jetliner MH370.
A Chinese University has linked an earthquake to the possible catastrophic plunge of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 into waters between Malaysia and Vietnam.
The earthquake-like event was reportedly detected near the waters between Malaysia and Vietnam and occurred at about 2:55 am local time on Saturday. The event occurred about one and a half hours after what was initially reported as the pane's last point of contact.
Chinese Xinhua News Agency reported citing a research group on seismology and physics of the earth's interior, which undertakes researches under the University of Science and Technology of China, that the area located 116 km northeast from where the last known contact with the plane was recorded is actually a non-seismic region.
"The seafloor event could have been caused by the plane possibly plunging into the sea," the group said.
The group also added that if the data proved to be linked to the missing flight, "the strength of the earthquake wave indicates the plunge was catastrophic."
The theory however is unlikely to hold good as the Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said on Saturday citing various military and satellite data that the plane was still flying definitely until 8:11 am (local time, 9 March). Until now, the plane was reported to have vanished from radar at around 1:21 am.
This new information indicates that the plane had flown thousands of miles away from what was earlier reported to have been the last point of contact.
The wide-body jet, carrying 239 people onboard, was reported to have vanished from the civilian air-traffic control radar in the wee hours on Saturday, only about an hour into its journey from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing.
To report problems or to leave feedback about this article, e-mail:
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- Kate Middleton First Official Solo Trip: Details For Malta Tour Revealed [PHOTOS]
- 2014 MTV Video Music Awards: Full List Of Winners, Miley Cyrus ‘Wrecking Ball’ Bags Video Of The Year [PHOTOS]
- Manny Pacquiao Vs. Chris Algieri World Tour Kick Off Press Conference In Macau [PHOTOS]
- Kate Middleton’s Mom Accused Of Being A Social Climber, Prince George Not Seen By Relatives
Join the Conversation
- Video: Man's Privates Gets Exposed For the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
- James Foley's Family and Boss Reject Syrian Claim of Foley Killed A Year Ago
- Couples Who Fight The Most, Love Each Other Most
- Perth Train Racist Attack Caught on Camera [VIDEO]
- Sydney Café Owner Who Refused to Hire a Black Man Closes Doors
- Apple on iPhone 6 Release Date One Week After September 9 Despite Display Shortage Starting $800
- James Foley Video Had A Change Of Actor – Expert Points Out
- Canada Concerned About Russia’s Military Expansion in Arctic
- Nokia X2 vs. Nokia Lumia 530 - Specifications, Features And Price Showdown
- Trending: Ice Bucket Challenge Replaced By Rubble Bucket Challenge By People Of Gaza
- US, Syria to Work Together to Vaporise ISIS
- European Central Bank Advises Action to Boost Demand and Employment In EU