BEIJING: Chinese seismologists has claimed some expected connections between a detected slight “seismic event” on the sea floor between Vietnam and Malaysia on the time of MH370 flight went missing on March 8.
Seismologists from China’s University of Science and Technology observed ‘seismic effects’ on the sea level at about 2.55 am on March 8, about 90 miles off the southern tip of Vietnam, revealed in the reports posted on the varsity’s website on Friday.
Laboratory of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior stated via online release that the scientists had detected ‘slight tremor’ in a ‘non-seismic zone’ after about 85 minutes of the plane lost contact with air control while it was a non-seismic zone.
The study opened door of expectations that the mysterious plane plunged into sea; which created seismic waves and detected by the Chinese scientists.
The online statement was translated from Chinese, said ‘”It was a non-seismic zone, therefore judging from the time and location of the event, it might be related to the missing MH370 flight,”
‘The incident occurred in local time at 2:55:06 on March 8, 2014, one of two possible locations at latitude 7 degrees 25 minutes east longitude 104 degrees 30 minutes, from the date of Malaysia MH370 Flights to Beijing last loss Union takes about a half hour (1:30), the last place lost to the northeast about 116 kilometers (72 miles)’, reports said.
Black five-pointed star is March 8, 2014 Malaysia MH370 flight to Beijing lost contact position; red five-pointed star is detected seabed event location; blue triangle seismic stations (due to weak signal, only two distance events. The nearest station clearly identifiable seismic phases).
Black waveform is observed seismograms, shear waves and compression waves marked with S and P, respectively.
Pink circles under the shear waves and compression waves stations may take the position determined by the difference of the event, and the purple curve under compression waves may go directly to the position of the two stations to determine the difference events; purple and pink circles location at the junction of the curve to determine the submarine incident (blue circle is the place of the error range).
Earlier, US investigators suspect that Malaysia Airlines 3786.KU +2.13% Flight 370 stayed in the air for up to four hours past the time it reached its last confirmed location, according to two people familiar with the details, raising the possibility that the plane could have flown on for hundreds of additional miles under conditions that remain murky, The Wall Street Journal reported.
The reports said, ‘A total flight time of five hours after departing Kuala Lumpur means the Boeing 777 could have continued for an additional distance of about 2,200 nautical miles, reaching points as far as the Indian Ocean, the border of Pakistan or even the Arabian Sea, based on the jet’s cruising speed’.