Accident: Kursk Submarine

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Name
Accident: Kursk Submarine Gender: N/A
Russian submarine
born on 12 August 2000 at 07:29 (= 07:29 AM )
Place Berents Sea, , 69n40, 37e35
Timezone GMT h0w (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 19°54' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°04 Asc.s_libcol.18.gif 10°28'



Biography

Russian submarine lost at sea, sunk after an explosion was detected with the magnitude of a small earthquake. The first blast was small, followed by a larger one two minutes and 15 seconds later, 3.1 Richter.

"American submarines had detected a large explosion at about 7:30 or 8:00 GMT on Saturday morning in the Baltic Sea, the officials said, apparently from the Kursk. All 118 sailors on board were lost. Rescue attempts were thwarted by heavy seas and blinding clouds of silt on the sea floor."

Russian submarine lost at sea, sunk after an explosion was detected with the magnitude of a small earthquake. The first blast was small, followed by a larger one two minutes and 15 seconds later, 3.1 Richter.

American submarines had detected a large explosion (at about 7:30 or 8:00 GMT) on Saturday morning in the Baltic Sea, the officials said, apparently from the Kursk. All 118 sailors on board were lost. Rescue attempts were thwarted by heavy seas and blinding clouds of silt on the sea floor.

Construction on the Kursk was begun in 1992. As has been reported in the news, it was launched in May 1994. Various dates were given for its commission: October 1994; December 1994; December 30, 1994; and

January 1995. Michael Rideout quotes news reports on the internet that say the outer hatch was finally opened at about 7:45 a.m. Moscow time (4 hours east of GMT), 8/21/2000.

Source Notes

Juan Revilla on the web (ACT) quotes the web and news, with an L&L from Swedish astrologer Marit Aaserud. Eric Francis mentions a report from Reuters saying that the place is 60 miles east-north-east of Severonmorsk. This corresponds to the rescue site, which is some 35 miles off the Kola Peninsula.

http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/europe/081700russia


News release gave the time of the first recorded explosion as 7:28:27 GMT and the second, 7:30:42 GMT. On 8/22 Juan writes "Reports from seismologists in Norway say that a monitoring station registered two explosions at the time the Kursk sank. The first, 7:28:27 a.m. GMT on 12 August, registered 1.5 on the Richter scale. A second, stronger explosion measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale, equivalent to 1-2tons of TNT underwater, was recorded just over 2 mins later, 7:30:42 a.m. GMT. Those are the data given by NORSAR."

Shanks International Atlas gives 69 N.05, 33 E.24 for Severomorsk, USSR. Kola is given as 68 N.53, 33 E.01.

Categories

  • Mundane : Disasters : Deranged Actions (Sub sunk; 118 lost)

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