These offshore naval weapons tests packed one heck of a punch!
Last July 16th, seismographs from the United States Geological Survey reported a 3.7 magnitude earthquake 104 miles northeast of Daytona Beach. Surprisingly, it didn’t take long for the Navy to claim responsibility. It seems offshore naval weapons testing that included a shock trial on the USS Jackson was to blame.
Take a look at the video below featuring some of the amazing underwater explosions!
The USS Jackson was being tested in order to measure its ability to withstand the effects of underwater explosions. The ship is a new class of combat ship which will be used for anti-submarine and mine countermeasure operations around the world.
According to RT.com, the navy reported that these new ships are, “designed to defeat threats in coastal waters where increasingly capable submarines, mines and swarming small craft operate.”