At roughly 9.30pm on Sunday, a fireball lit up the night time sky within the Caspian Sea south of the capital metropolis of Baku. The reason for the explosion is just not but recognized, but some specialists consider it could have been the results of exploding gasoline given off by a mud volcano.
Preliminary reviews said the explosion occurred at an oil platform, however the State Oil Firm of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) stated no accidents had taken place.
Ibrahim Ahmadov, a consultant of SOCAR informed APA information company: “No accidents have occurred on marine platforms and industrial facilities under the direct control of SOCAR, and the work continues in normal mode.
“We will inform the public if there is any additional information.”
Authorities are at present investigating the reason for the blast, however the Ministry of Ecology and Pure Assets and the Republican Seismological Service Heart consider the explosion was brought on by an “erupting mud volcano”.
Gurban Yetirmishli, director of the Republican Seismological Service Heart, informed APA that as a result of quite a few volcanoes within the space, an eruption is the doubtless perpetrator.
He stated: “This is a sign of a mud volcano. There are many mud volcanoes in the Caspian Sea, one of which erupted.”
He added: “The rapid extinguishing of the explosion is also a sign of this.
“If there was a gas field, it would take days to put out the fire.”
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