The earthquake measuring 7,8 which shook New Zealand last week caused the significant damage to the Southern island, but also created a delightful natural phenomenon.
Matt Foy rowed on the kayak on the gulf of Whalers when noted a stream of the bubbles rising from a seabed. He and his colleague lowered the camera under a water surface and found the bystry flow of air bubbles escaping from rock there. Mr. Foy reported that temperature of the sea increased, and water around bubbles seemed sulfuric.
“We looked at each other, and we had no idea that it was… this hundred-meter line of warm bubbles ascending from a seabed” — he told.
The expert in georisks doctor William Hough from University of Canterbury (New Zealand) says that bubbles “magic and are very beautiful”. “What we see here is of the extraordinary scientific value, this very interesting place for tourists who want to look at earthquake consequences” — Hough says.
The scientist considers that bubbles are a carbon dioxide which was released from the rock which burst during a strong earthquake on November 14. “It should be kept, it is necessary to care for it. While this phenomenon exists, it can be valuable to Kaikoura” — Hugh considers.