Radiation situation in Sanya, Hainan, China in November 2019 – a nuclear explosion in a submarine?

On November 20, 2019, a small U.S. Internet agency Hal Turner Radio Show reported, citing unnamed U.S. military sources, that an underwater nuclear explosion occurred in the South China Sea, about 600 kilometers southeast of Sanya and Hainan Island at a depth of 50 meters, with an explosion power ranging from 10 to 20 kilotons of TNT (the power is almost completely equivalent to the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima).

The source of this nuclear explosion was the accident on a nuclear submarine, as well as a test of nuclear weapons.

However, on the second day there is no official confirmation of this information, we monitor all major Chinese news agencies, as well as publications in Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore, no one has officially confirmed the fact of a nuclear explosion.

An hour ago, senior researcher at IMEMO of the Russian Academy of Sciences Alexei Kupriyanov said that media reports that an underwater nuclear explosion allegedly occurred in the South China Sea are most likely fake.

However, this morning, Viktor Bokov, head of the prediction laboratory at the Gradient Geophysical Forecasting Center, said that a nuclear explosion could indeed have been produced in the South China Sea.

The global non-governmental environmental monitoring network uRADMonitor recorded an excess of background radiation readings on the coast of the South China Sea: in Zhanjiang it is 0.24 microsievert / hour, in Shenzhen, Guangzhou and Hong Kong – 0.23 microsievert / hour, in Singapore – 0, 21 microsievert / hour (see photo at the top of the article). There are no laboratories on Hainan Island from this network, Chinese sources do not confirm any excess of the level of radiation and show normal values.

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