Spectacular documentation: A huge fireball was seen last night (Sunday) in the Caspian Sea off the coast of Azerbaijan. From unofficial reports, it appears that the source of the explosion occurred around 9:30 p.m. (local time) at an oil rig, but it was not stated what the cause of the explosion was and whether there were any casualties as a result.
Experts estimate that it is a mud volcano – a geothermal phenomenon that sometimes occurs near oil wells. Amateur videos that have hit the net in recent hours document the fireball as seen from the capital Baku and other places throughout Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan: Explosion and fire at offshore Umid gas field in Caspian Sea near Baku https://t.co/ArKsmr3oG6 pic.twitter.com/PZF2rNdTWT
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In another incident that was also related to a gas rig failure, a huge gas leak occurred in the waters of the Gulf of Mexico. One of the pipes connecting the rig of a Pemax company (Pemex) To the underwater gas well broke, which led to a leak. The incident caused widespread media coverage after the publication of a video in which the ocean surface was seen burning and at the same time firefighters were seen spraying water on the fire.