While it has been reported that a severe explosion occurred in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan, the cause of the explosion has not yet been clarified.
It was reported that a violent explosion occurred in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan.
Making a statement after the explosion, Azerbaijan State Oil Company (SOCAR) stated that the said explosion in the Caspian Sea took place 10-12 kilometers away from the Ümid natural gas field and said, “There were no accidents at the offshore platforms and industrial facilities under the direct control of SOCAR and the operations were normal. continues in its course”.
In a statement made by the Azerbaijan Caspian Shipping Company, claims that the explosion in the Caspian Sea occurred in an oil tanker were denied and said, “There are people on social media who connect the incident in the Caspian Sea to the explosion of a tanker. We would like to say that there was no explosion on any of the ships belonging to the ship.
In the statements made by the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources of Azerbaijan and the Republic Seismology Service Center, it was stated that the explosion in the Caspian Sea was investigated and that the explosion could be a volcanic eruption.
Kurban Yetirmişli, Director of the Seismology Service Center affiliated to the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences (AMEA), stated that the explosion in the Caspian Sea showed signs of a mud volcano eruption and said, “No accidents have occurred on the platforms, oil wells and ships of the Border Units in the Caspian Sea. did not come. This looks like the symptoms of a mud volcano erupting. There are many mud volcanoes in the Caspian Sea and one has erupted. The flame that came out after the explosion went out in 20-30 seconds,” he said.
While the cause of the explosion is not yet clear, it is emphasized that the explosion was a volcanic eruption.
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