An explosion took place this Sunday in the Caspian Sea near the Azerbaijani capital, Baku.
Several users have shared images of the column of fire, which was visible from the city’s boardwalk.
They capture the explosion and fire caused by the eruption of a mud volcano in the Caspian Sea➡ https://t.co/ZlGuvOeuHepic.twitter.com/WesTqQtTVj
– MRT in Spanish (@ActualidadMRT) July 4, 2021
A powerful explosion occurred at the Umid gas field in the Caspian Sea near Baku, Azerbaijan pic.twitter.com/ivnv9uftbK
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An Azerbaijani gas well is burning in the Caspian Sea. The glow can be seen from the embankment in Baku. pic.twitter.com/9T5mfwSZmU
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Initially, it was reported that it was an explosion in one of the marine gas fields. However, Ibrahim Ahmadov, a spokesman for the state oil company SOCAR, ruled out that there had been accidents on the company’s platforms. “If there is additional information, we will inform the public,” he said. according the Report agency.
For his part, the director of the Republican Seismological Service Center of Azerbaijan, Gurban Yetirmishli, said that it would be the eruption of a mud volcano.
“The duration of the eruption and the fact that they only came out with flames indicate [que se trata de] the eruption of a mud volcano “, he claimed the scientist.
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