Reports of an earthquake at Sweden's Gulf of Bothnia : "According to the University of Helsinki's Institute of Seismology, Saturday's relatively strong 4.1 temblor beneath the northern part of the Gulf of Bothnia lasted about ten seconds. The epicentre of the quake was located about 45 kilometres off the coast of the town of Raahe. The tremors prompted people in both Finland and Sweden to report they had felt the vibrations via social media." Oddly I don't get tremours from social media ... http://yle.fi/uutiset/undersea_earthquake_felt_in_finland_sweden/8756606
Said to be the largest Earthquake of Sweden in 100 years ... and a fondness of Centenary's some fondoue follows, na da ja ... tis a European thing.
Anyhoos apart from 'feeling' over 'fleeing' it maybe of interest that what Sweden fears most is submarinal, specifically Russian submarines.
Oddly, a submarine discovered almost, not quite, a Century ago caused some consternation : Jul/15
"Video footage by a group of salvage hunters purporting to show a wrecked underwater vessel in Swedish waters is likely that of a Russian so-called 'Som class' submarine (nicknamed 'Catfish') which sank in May 1916, an analysis by the Swedish Armed Forces suggested on Tuesday afternoon.
"It was found outside the coast of Uppland (a region in central Sweden just north of Stockholm) and according to the video material it is a Russian 'Som' submarine, which sank after it collided with a Swedish vessel in 1916," press spokesman Jesper Tengroth told The Local..."
"The submarine was built for the Imperial Russian Navy in Vladivostok in 1904 and integrated into the naval fleet in the Baltic Sea in 1915. It ran aground with an 18-member crew a year later."
Hatch down and crew in tact ... http://www.thelocal.se/20150728/sweden-probes-russian-submarine-wreckage
So, goggles and scubas the question on who built the first submarine ... "The first serious discussion of a "submarine" (a craft designed to be navigated underwater) appeared in 1578 from the pen of William Bourne, a British mathematician and writer on naval subjects. Bourne proposed a completely enclosed boat that could be submerged and rowed underwater. It consisted of a wooden frame covered with waterproof leather; it was to be submerged by reducing its volume by contracting the sides through the use of hand vises. Bourne did not actually construct his boat, and Cornelis Drebbel (or Cornelius van Drebbel), a Dutch inventor, is usually credited with building the first submarine."
A Dutch and British collusion ... http://www.dutchsubmarines.com/specials/special_drebbel.htm
The hunt for Russian submarines seems to be a bit of a recent fad : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32715299
However it would seem that submarines have been around for quite a while : http://www.submarine-history.com/NOVAone.htm
Alexander the Great sunk into a submersible ...
According to 'wiki' "According to a report in Opusculum Taisnieri published in 1562: Two Greeks submerged and surfaced in the river Tagus near the City of Toledo several times in the presence of The Holy Roman Emperor Charles V, without getting wet and with the flame they carried in their hands still alight" ... clearly one can dip without getting wet.
So, other than Russia in denial http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-29680960
Mongooses and Turtles aside, it appears that size is everything...
But to serve what purpose?
Can tortoises swim and do they have turtles in Sweden?
Indie over pwitty ;-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rM6txLtoaoc
lol "One Russian fishing boat can annihilate a US warship with only a bottle of vodka, a rag and a lighter" Yseg Beks