On May 19th the Centre Sismologique Euro-Méditerranéen, reported of an 8.4 magnitude earthquake in Libya. Another earthquake website hosted in Romania reported it to.
Here’s a screenshot one user managed to take before the report disappeared:
Another internet user managed to record a YouTube clip:
And a blogger had this to say about the whole missing earthquake:
Interestingly, the largest nuclear device ever detonated, the 50 megaton Soviet-made Tsar Bomba, would have been capable of producing almost exactly an 8.4 earthquake on the Richter Scale if it had been detonated deep underground.
Is this earthquake being censored? If so, was it a subterranean detonation in a remote desert location to safely demonstrate Libya’s nuclear capabilities to its Western attackers? The West would certainly want to contain that information to prevent widespread panic since a 50 megaton nuke could utterly wipe out an entire metropolis. Was the earthquake the result of a NATO attack? Or was the earthquake a real, natural event or simply a strange glitch on a pair of seismic instruments?
The question stands: What was this?