Russia's interest in the Mariana Trench: an explosion at a depth of 11 km will wash away the west of the United States


The underwater arms race is rapidly gaining momentum. Following the United States, Russia and China intend to conquer the famous Mariana Trench. Moreover, in our country, these studies will be conducted through the mysterious GUGI of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. What are the military looking for at the extreme depths of the Pacific?


The Mariana Trench, or gutter, extends over a length of over one and a half thousand kilometers and has a V-shape. Its depth in places exceeds 11 thousand meters, which makes it the deepest place on the planet. The pressure in it is simply fantastic, reaching 108,6 MPa. The underwater trench runs at the junction of two tectonic plates. The combination of all these factors makes it interesting above all for the military of all advanced countries.

The first to conquer the abnormal ocean trough in 1960 was French explorer Jacques Picard and US Navy lieutenant Don Walsh. The Trieste bathyscaphe used for this afterwards became the property of the Americans. In 2009, the United States again sent the Nereus automatic submarine to the Mariana Trench. In 2012, the feat was repeated by the famous filmmaker James Cameron, making a solitary dive.

And now the sea abyss has interested the RF Ministry of Defense. What can this be connected with?

The representative of the Admiralty Shipyards said that they will completely build a manned apparatus capable of such extreme diving. The main department of deep-sea research (GUGI) will be engaged in the study of the ocean floor. About this department inside the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation we already mentioned, talking about the launching of the specialized oceanographic vessel "Academician Ageev".

The secret functions of the GUGI include not only peaceful research, but also “wiretapping” of underwater communication cables, as well as the creation of its own Russian sonar system. The mysterious submarine AS-12 “Losharik”, on which a serious emergency happened with human casualties some time ago, can remove information from submarine communication channels of hostile states and destroy them if necessary. Unofficially, the Russian oceanographic ship Yantar is also called the “killer of the Internet,” on board of which there are two controlled vehicles, Rus and Consul, capable of operating at great depths.

However, the appearance of a bathyscaphe at the RF Ministry of Defense, enabling the team to work at the depths of the Mariana Trench, takes the underwater arms race to a new level. In addition to sonar research and the destruction of enemy underwater objects, such a device can become a weapon of "doomsday". If at 11 km depth of the trench located at the junction of tectonic plates, to lay and actuate a superpowerful thermonuclear charge, a colossal tsunami literally wash away the West Bank of the United States. And this, for a minute, is about 50 million inhabitants and the lion's share of the country's high-tech industry. An explosion in the Mariana Trench can also cause increased seismic and volcanic activity in the Pacific region with difficult to predict consequences.

The scenario is catastrophic. It is not surprising that neighboring China also began to create its own deep-sea vehicle capable of operating in the Mariana Trench. Its appearance is expected in 2021, and after them a whole series will be created. It is claimed that the goal is the development of underwater minerals. But it is obvious that not one of the leading military powers is ready to concede in an underwater arms race.
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  1. Screw Offline Screw
    Screw (Gennady) 13 December 2019 14: 08
    13
    Marzhetsky is a political fan. Why scare the poor Americans, they already have a roof going.
    1. Igor Gul Offline Igor Gul
      Igor Gul (Igor Gul) 13 December 2019 22: 10
      +5
      That's for sure. They have a Yellowstone supervolcano about to explode, and here it is ...)
      1. chobasa Offline chobasa
        chobasa (Choi Bal San) 13 December 2019 22: 47
        -2
        Quote: Igor Gul
        Their Yellowstone Super Volcano is about to explode

        Even your great-grandchildren will survive for several thousand years.
      2. Sake Offline Sake
        Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 12: 17
        -7
        I am amazed at the fierce hatred of the Russians for the Americans. For what or what did the Americans not please? The United States and Russia have never fought against each other. After the Civil War, the United States saved millions of lives from hunger. Without material and technical assistance from the United States, the USSR would have followed the path of France! And in gratitude, fierce hatred! What is the reason where this dog is buried and which stinks so loudly from the "Russian" soul?
        1. plabu Offline plabu
          plabu 15 December 2019 15: 36
          0
          Just wondering where "the USSR would go along the path of France"?
          And as for hatred - tell your own tales and comment on how difficult it is for you and not only you to understand that hatred is necessary to earn it ...
          PS Finally, you appeared, apparently, the bathhouse has already ended? Well now have some fun. laughing bully
          1. Sake Offline Sake
            Sake (Sake) 16 December 2019 14: 40
            -3
            France surrendered in May 40, and the USSR could have had 41 in September. That is the whole difference.
            1. plabu Offline plabu
              plabu 16 December 2019 16: 47
              0
              Comment on your fantasies yourself, don’t know anything, but scribble posts without expanding - this is about you. hi
        2. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 16 December 2019 01: 36
          +2
          What is the reason where this dog is buried and which stinks so loudly from the "Russian" soul?

          Obviously, the reason for such an incident is in yourself, you forgot where the person has a soul and sniff our place at all. Sorry to be loud.
          PS Look for your dog yourself.
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        4. koss Offline koss
          koss (Vladimir) 31 December 2019 01: 56
          +2
          Indians won !!! Schnicks. Who fought with? With undergrowth. With blacks? BEAUTY. NATION OF PASSERS. YOU EVEN HAVE NO HISTORY.
        5. businessv Offline businessv
          businessv (Vadim) 22 January 2020 14: 21
          +2
          Quote: Sake
          I marvel at the fierce hatred of Russians towards the Americans. Why or what did the Americans not please so much?

          Hatred is a very strong feeling, it is too wasteful to spend vitality on the rulers of a country without a clan and tribe; we simply do not like them. Because we are constantly trying to manage everything and everything, including us, we do not like it!

          Quote: Sake
          If there was no logistical assistance from the USA, then the USSR would follow the path of France!

          If they did not provide assistance, they would never have come out of the depression in which they sat before the war and could not participate in the post-war division of influence in the world, and we would have ended the war a little later, but with the same result - Victory.

          Quote: Sake
          where is this dog buried and which stinks so loudly from the "Russian" soul?

          The stench cannot be loud, it can only be strong or weak, so we have a saying about countries like the States and people who write posts like yours: don't touch the shit, it will stink! So I don’t touch you anymore! hi
    2. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 14 December 2019 16: 10
      -3
      The maximum laugh.
    3. businessv Offline businessv
      businessv (Vadim) 22 January 2020 14: 07
      0
      Quote: Cog
      Why scare the poor Americans, they already have a roof going.

      Maybe they will switch the vector of attention and they will leave us alone? smile
  2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
    Pishenkov (Alexey) 13 December 2019 15: 11
    10
    If at 11 km depth of the trench located at the junction of tectonic plates, to lay and actuate a superpowerful thermonuclear charge, a colossal tsunami literally wash away the West Bank of the United States.

    - perhaps. But, based on geography and physics, even earlier this tsunami will wash away at least Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Indonesia and Polynesia, the most densely populated part of China, Japan, the Russian Kuril Islands and Kamchatka + of course, the strategically important US air base on the island of Guam ... This is in the event that it does not cause a transglobal catastrophe with fatal consequences for the whole planet at all ... I'm not sure that all this is worth the probable destruction of the US west coast. And in general, I really hope that such a thing never occurs to anyone ...
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 14 December 2019 00: 28
      +2
      Margetsky came ...
  3. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 13 December 2019 16: 33
    +6
    Yes, this topic has been sucked up for 2 years after 3D cartoons. It is a pity that the author, IMHO, probably did not read.

    Since there is a conclusion based on physics and an example of tests - a loaf in a hollow will not give anything sensible ....
  4. vvnab Offline vvnab
    vvnab (Vitali) 13 December 2019 21: 03
    0
    The bike! There will be nothing. Gurgles and that's it.

  5. Observer2014 Offline Observer2014
    Observer2014 13 December 2019 21: 06
    +2
    Russia's interest in the Mariana Trench: an explosion at a depth of 11 km will destroy the United States

    laughing Why only the USA? crying laughing Study geography, please. bully
  6. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 13 December 2019 21: 42
    0
    It will be far from the USA. There is Yellowstone, San Andreas, etc.
  7. IGOR ENTIN Offline IGOR ENTIN
    IGOR ENTIN (Igor) 13 December 2019 22: 30
    0
    And what does the American layman think:

    Oh, these Russians, they sometimes show terrible cartoons with the Vanguards and Poseidons, then they threaten to destroy the Yellowstone volcano, and now they want to smash the Mariana Trench on our heads. And what does he like? If they had built warm toilets, they would have used gas in the villages and built roads. And then they live like Africa - Mozambique with missiles, but everyone scares us. Mysterious Russian soul...
    1. Sake Offline Sake
      Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 16: 22
      -6
      That's right, they scare the world with cartoon missiles "Gorevestnik", then with the tank "Shame", then with the destroyers "Not squeamish", not a single normal peace-loving program that would be aimed at the development of the country, at improving the life of the population, only military psychosis, aggression and capture foreign lands, and paranoid insanity has curbed the leadership and part of the population!
    2. Pishenkov Offline Pishenkov
      Pishenkov (Alexey) 16 December 2019 14: 49
      +1
      And what does the American layman think?

      - don’t tell my slippers: 99% of American people have no idea what some kind of Mariana Trench is and where it is located, as well as what toilets in Russia, what is Mozambique and even Africa ... And even more so do not have such "deep" thoughts as you attribute to them ... It can only mature in the minds of emigrants from the former USSR, thanks to the education they received in their homeland ...
  8. chobasa Offline chobasa
    chobasa (Choi Bal San) 13 December 2019 22: 46
    -2
    an explosion at a depth of 11 km will destroy the United States

    Ага.
    And on Everest, in general, all "enemies".
    Leaving only ever-hungry "friends" alive.
  9. isofat Offline isofat
    isofat (isofat) 14 December 2019 00: 25
    +2
    Dear, you excited me with your reasoning. When you find out the truth, do not forget to tell us about it. Good?
  10. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 14 December 2019 06: 12
    -6
    - Bravo, author ...- everything is right ...
    - But personally, I have long, long, long ago already believed ... what ... what ... what ... why all these submarines; aircraft carriers; "zircons"; all this for a long time no longer flying (and most likely already not fit for action for a long time ... - in Russia, in the USA) museum bluff intercontinental ballistic missile nuclear potential ..; all the more .., the Russian Air Force (VKS) constantly suffering accidents ... - Why is this all ???
    - Yes .., and this Mariana Trench ...- also out of business ... -And then again, all our fleet commanders and specialists, deep-sea hydrologists will climb into one basket .., that is, into one bathyscaphe and begin to dive (remember the world of Losharik) ...
    - In Russia, giant spaces ...- that the tundra, that the undeveloped glacial, that the endless taiga (which they just want to burn out for nothing) ...- yes, even in Kamchatka .., even in Sakhalin, etc ... - Well, in these places, just drill deep pits ... - well, they will easily drill for 12-15 km ...
    - And at this depth to lay powerful nuclear weapons ...
    - And .., in which case, "blackmail" the aggressors with the opportunity to blow up the whole world ... -Because the whole world from the strike of intercontinental ballistic missiles ... - too, and so all will die ... -so why then such complex troubles ...
    - So Russia itself will suffer the least from this ...- if the globe does not split at all ...
    - That's all ... - And there is no need for inventions of "Mariana bicycles" ... - Hahah ...
    - Yes, but the author is my plus ...
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 14 December 2019 08: 47
      0
      Original offer. I don’t even know what to answer. I don’t quite understand, maybe the author will explain: why so deeply, and what difference does it make, in what areas, if the author assumes that the whole world is in ruin anyway? And in general, like there are simpler and cheaper ways of suicide?
    2. Sake Offline Sake
      Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 16: 31
      -8
      They are crazy! It makes no difference to them that they will perish second, it is important for them to destroy a comfortable life for the hated West (I ask you to pay attention that savages in Africa are not threatened with rockets, only the prosperous West is just an inferiority complex that leads them to a state of complete insanity!), and there you can already go to Hell, it was promised!
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  11. gore Offline gore
    gore (Alexander) 14 December 2019 06: 20
    +4
    To destroy the west coast of the United States, one ammunition load of a Borei-class submarine is enough ...
  12. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
    Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 14 December 2019 08: 42
    0
    Another conspiracy-fantastic nonsense.
  13. filippino lippi Offline filippino lippi
    filippino lippi (filippino lippi) 14 December 2019 09: 30
    0
    What to expect? US and Pentagon must be DESTROYED! Destroyed, at all costs! THIS IS A LIFE NEED!
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 14 December 2019 16: 05
      +1
      Destroyed, at all costs! THIS IS A LIFE NEED!

      - i.e., as I understand it, at the cost of life? Well, if you insist on this so, you do not mind your life, and if everything goes the same way, it would be nice to limit yourself only to those who offer to do this. Please leave us alone.
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  14. 123 Offline 123
    123 (123) 14 December 2019 10: 21
    +8
    Maybe we’ll throw off the globe to the author? recourse
  15. Valentine Offline Valentine
    Valentine (Valentin) 14 December 2019 12: 50
    +2
    Even a nuclear explosion will not be enough to lift, push up a column of ocean water from a depth of 11 kilometers, weighing 11 thousand ton-cubic meters per square meter, and any water has amortization properties, but if an explosion is made at a depth of 250-300 meters, then the wave of an explosive tsunami can reach a height of 200 meters, which will completely sweep away the entire coastal infrastructure by several hundred kilometers, if the explosion is made at a distance of at least 300-400 kilometers from the coastline, and it is such an explosion that will cause huge problems to the affected side, so that a nuclear explosion in the Mariana Trench is just another horror story of incompetent lovers of "fried" ..... Look how many active volcanoes there are in the seas and oceans, akin to nuclear explosions, and nothing special of such big cataclysms happened on land, except for small tsunami.
  16. Yuri Nemov Offline Yuri Nemov
    Yuri Nemov (Yuri Nemov) 14 December 2019 13: 19
    +1
    Paranoia liberals rolls over. Russians only think about how to wash away the USA.
    1. Arkharov Offline Arkharov
      Arkharov (Grigory Arkharov) 14 December 2019 16: 08
      0
      What, however, Margetsky turns out to be a latent liberal? And I thought a furious patriot.
    2. Sake Offline Sake
      Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 16: 37
      -4
      The question is backfill, what do liberals have to do with it? In Zhirik - the truth is, such a slip.
    3. koss Offline koss
      koss (Vladimir) 31 December 2019 02: 08
      0
      What are you thinking about?
  17. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
    Marzhecki (Sergei) 14 December 2019 15: 56
    -5
    Quote: 123
    Maybe we’ll throw off the globe to the author? recourse

    Maybe stop clowning around?
    1. isofat Offline isofat
      isofat (isofat) 14 December 2019 17: 12
      +1
      You have money to buy a globe. I'm right?
  18. Dzafdet Offline Dzafdet
    Dzafdet (Sergei) 14 December 2019 16: 32
    0
    Good buy, America, the land where I will never be! Do not see you again!
  19. Macabre Goblinen (Makar Konev) 14 December 2019 19: 08
    +3
    At great depths, due to high pressure, any nuclear explosion will appear on the surface of the water only in the form of small ripples. Most of the explosion energy will be dissipated in the horizontal plane.
  20. Ahmed Markhud Offline Ahmed Markhud
    Ahmed Markhud (Ahmed Makhhud) 14 December 2019 20: 18
    -5
    Russia has no more problems, as soon as the thought of how to destroy the United States.
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  21. alexander bald Offline alexander bald
    alexander bald (alexander bald) 14 December 2019 23: 50
    +4
    Well, I don’t know ... I’m not as smart as EVERYTHING, but sometimes I think ... Until recently, nuclear charges have been tested underground. For this, they laid me / charge at a depth of 800-1000 meters. After the explosion, a small hill formed on the surface and the earthquake wave rolled not far. Now we consider: 1 cube of sandy soil weighs 2,5 tons. So, above I / charge lies a mass of less than 3 thousand tons. Now about the sea: one cube of sea water weighs a ton and 25 kg. Of course, I do not know the charge power, but in the Mariana Trench there will be 11 thousand tons of water above the charge, if the charge is a CUB with a side of 1 meter! If more - then more! Therefore, the energy of the explosion must go to the ground, and there will be no tsunami on the surface!
    1. Sake Offline Sake
      Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 12: 06
      -5
      Once in the United States conducted an underwater nuclear test at a depth of approx. 1200 m. And as a result, it came to the surface twice along the "Buhl", no tsunami, no danger to others.
  22. Sake Offline Sake
    Sake (Sake) 15 December 2019 12: 02
    -5
    Another, but already delirium from the depths! To what insanity can reach a stratech from Russia, whose brains are on one side! Either they want to "revive" the supervolcano and die, but only after the hated amers, then break and open the Mariana Trench ?! Not a people, but a beast ... this is from a Russian classic! Firstly, the fracture of the earth's crust, obviously, will go to the north, touching the Philippines, China-Taiwan, Japan and will complete its "beneficial" destruction in Primorye, burying Vladik! Truly a beast! He will have to plant a land mine in another place to catch the USA!
    1. koss Offline koss
      koss (Vladimir) 31 December 2019 01: 18
      0
      America and the politics of the authorities are two different things, but if you generalize like this -

      https://russian7.ru/post/kakuyu-pomoshh-okazyvala-rossiya-ssha-v-kr/

      it’s what came across, but the essence is the same. Think!
  23. orlauskas.v Offline orlauskas.v
    orlauskas.v (Valdemaras Orlauskas) 15 December 2019 16: 02
    +2
    But we must not forget that the whole Indochina will suffer from such an explosion - in this case, the tsunami will wash off half of Asia with the Australian Union. Therefore, interest in the Mariana Trench of China itself is also justified. Also, one should not forget about the Russian Far East - I am afraid that everything can also be washed away before the Urals. So a thermonuclear explosion in the Mariana Trench, this should be attributed to a bad fantastic plot for all countries of the Pacific coast.
  24. shinobi Offline shinobi
    shinobi (Yuri) 18 December 2019 20: 44
    +1
    Undermining at such a depth of a "super-powerful" charge, 200-400 megatons, will launch a thermonuclear chain reaction of hydrogen in the world's oceans. What a nafig tsunami! The ball will crumble into dust in orbit! Charges of lower power will simply give nothing at such depths. It has long been known that detonating charges at depths greater than 150 meters simply does not make sense, water is a poorly compressible medium, weakly transfers the kinetic impulse of the explosion.
  25. koss Offline koss
    koss (Vladimir) 31 December 2019 01: 08
    0
    Quote: Sake
    I am amazed at the fierce hatred of the Russians for the Americans. For what or what did the Americans not please? The United States and Russia have never fought against each other. After the Civil War, the United States saved millions of lives from hunger. Without material and technical assistance from the United States, the USSR would have followed the path of France! And in gratitude, fierce hatred! What is the reason where this dog is buried and which stinks so loudly from the "Russian" soul?

    It’s possible in response: would the USA be what it would be if not for our help?
    1. Galina gurkova Offline Galina gurkova
      Galina gurkova (Galina Gurkova) 3 January 2020 12: 20
      +2
      Kakaja materialnaja pomošš? Komu Amerika pomogajet bezvozmezdno? Pointeresuisia, skolko iz Rossii za etu `` pomošš '' oni vitianuli zolota i istoričeskix cennostei. Skolko v 90-je vojennix i gosudarstvennix tain skupili. Skolko po vsemu miru nagrabili.
  26. Galina gurkova Offline Galina gurkova
    Galina gurkova (Galina Gurkova) 3 January 2020 12: 16
    +2
    Ja ne rossijanka, no Ameriku nenavižu. Eta strana-agressor, vot seičas, naprimer, Tramp radi buduššix viborov prikazal ubit iranskogo visokopostavlennogo vojennogo, a vmeste s nim boleje 10 čelovek. Daže ne zadumivajutsia o tom, čto provocirujut novuju voinu. Oni ne zadumivajutsia o žertvax pri bombežkax v Irane, Sirii, Livii, i to že samoje ždet nas. Oni grabiat prirodnije bogarstva, istoričeskije cennosti, zolotije zapasi i pri etom postojanno rassuždajut o tom, kakije oni `` velikije demokrati ''. Gotovi uničtožit ves mir radi svojei vigodi. Eto neliudi.
  27. andrey0504 Offline andrey0504
    andrey0504 (Andrew) 4 January 2020 15: 02
    +1
    We are talking about guyots at the borders of the hollow, we (dalmorgeology, etc.) conducted these studies in the 80-90s, interest in LMCs, of which cobalt is of particular interest. Who cares, read the scientific literature.