Originally I thought it was CGI, but I changed my mind. Although the movement does look unnatural I think now it's natural, based on this video:
I'm also mechanical engineer and I'm agree with RedFox post. Altought my university time with sujbect of fluid mechanics is rather far away I could believe that this is right way to understand this.
The rapid rise in the river’s waters was caused by the rain season, but also by the mudslide that has blocked the water evacuation tunnel. The mudslide occurred due to the construction of a nearby Ituango hydroelectric plant, according to the outlet.
A mysterious sound that has been going on for 5 weeks in Thessaloniki, Greece, aroused curiosity in the city. Despite all the searches, the source of the sound could not be found.
According to the news of Yaşar Anter from Sözcü, Deputy Mayor of Thessaloniki Akis Arapoglou said , “ The sound that gives headaches, sounds like it's coming from a meteor, but we can't find its source, we're about to go crazy .”
Thessaloniki Deputy Mayor, Akis Arapoglou, stated that the mysterious sound echoed over the city as a constantly repeated beat at a constant speed, and said, “ The sound sounds like it comes from the depths of a meteor, it starts, it lasts for hours, it stops for a while, it starts again. Whatever we did, we couldn't find the source of the sound, the sound disappears in the noise of the city during the daytime. The residents of the city are about to go crazy because in some neighborhoods, citizens cannot sleep because of the noise, ” he said.
Agis Papadopoulos, the President of the Thessaloniki Water Supply authority, announced on Tuesday that the sound was coming from routine tuning of the water supply running through the neighborhood of Meteora, where the sound was most prominent.
Representatives from Thessaloniki Water Supply previously assured the public that the noise was not coming from any work being done on its pipes.
Papadopoulos stated that the sound was the result of an anomaly in the water flow through the pipes.
“Imagine that the water flows through the pipes like a wave. If there is some sort of anomaly in the flow, the contact between the water and the pipe can produce a sound. There was no blockage,” he stated.
The phenomenon is called “water hammer” and it is caused by the increased pressure inside a pipeline which causes a shockwave when the flow is forced to change direction or stop abruptly.
The technical team of Thessaloniki’s water company EYATH have made some adjustments on certain valves 2km away from Polichni, where the source of the problem was located, and they will observe the phenomenon to make sure it will no longer bother the residents of the area.
The reason the “thumping” begun at night is because the use of water is decreased during those hours and the pressure in the pipelines increases.