Volcanic eruption caused explosion in Caspian - Ministry of Ecology  /UPDATED/

According to the preliminary conclusions of the specialists of the Ministry of Ecology of Azerbaijan and the Republican Center of Seismological Service, the cause of today's explosion in the Caspian Sea was the eruption of a mud volcano. This is stated in the message of the Ministry of Ecology. -0-

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2021 July 04 (Sunday) 22:45:15

There were no accidents on SOCAR platforms - Ibrahim Akhmedov /UPDATED/

No accidents have occurred on offshore platforms and industrial facilities under the direct control of SOCAR, work continues as normal. The head of the public relations department of the state oil company Ibrahim Akhmedov wrote about this on his Facebook page.
"According to preliminary assumptions, the explosion at sea in the direction of Alat may be associated with the eruption of a mud volcano," he wrote. -06D-

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2021 July 04 (Sunday) 21:22:53

A powerful explosion and fire on an oil platform in the Caspian Sea

Baku / 04.07.21 / Turan: A powerful explosion, followed by a large fire, occurred on the evening of July 4 on one of the oil platforms in the Caspian Sea south of the Baku Bay.
The glow from the fire can be seen from the embankment in Baku.
According to unofficial information, the explosion took place at the Umid field.
According to other unofficial data, the platform on "Gum Adasy" is on fire.
Both fields are located several tens of kilometers from Baku.
Officials have yet to provide information on what happened. –21D06-

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