SHOCKING footage exhibits the second an unlimited fireball burst into the sky after a thriller explosion within the Caspian Sea.

The blast is reportedly being investigated by Azerbaijan’s authorities, which has for now blamed the towering inferno on a volcanic eruption – however the trigger has been disputed.

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A thriller explosion within the Caspian Sea prompted flames to shoot into the night time sky[/caption]

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It’s unclear what prompted the towering inferno[/caption]

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It’s being investigated by officers[/caption]

Dramatic clips and photos present smoke billowing from the ocean after flames shot into the night time sky off the coast of Azerbaijan.

There have been fears on social media {that a} rig or tanker had been destroyed in an explosion within the Umid fuel subject.

However rumours had been squashed by Azerbaijan Caspian Transport Firm, who denied a blast had taken place.

A press release mentioned: “There are some folks on social networks who hyperlink the incident within the Caspian Sea with the explosion of a tanker.

“No explosion occurred on any ship belonging to the Azerbaijani Caspian Transport Firm.”

In an preliminary assertion, the State Oil Firm of Azerbaijan Republic (SOCAR) mentioned a mud volcano had erupted.

However this was later edited, and the point out of a “mud volcano” was eliminated.

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The reason for the explosion has not been confirmed[/caption]

SOCAR consultant Ibrahim Ahmadov mentioned: “No accidents have occurred on marine platforms and industrial amenities below the direct management of SOCAR, and the work continues in regular mode.

“We are going to inform the general public if there may be any extra info.”

Authorities are investigating the reason for blast, which has been put all the way down to an “erupting mud volcano” by the Ministry of Ecology and Pure Assets and the Republican Seismological Service Heart.

Gurban Yetirmishli, director of the Republican Seismological Service Heart, mentioned: “Volcanoes typically erupt within the Caspian Sea. It’s a volcano close to the Umid fuel subject.

“The speedy extinguishing of the explosion can be an indication of this.

“There are lots of volcanoes within the Caspian Sea. A volcanic island fashioned within the Caspian Sea in 2000. The waves washed it away.

“If there was a fuel subject, it will take days to place out the hearth.”


Azerbaijan’s Oil Staff’ Rights Safety Committee claimed a fireplace had damaged out on the Umid fuel subject at an previous exploration website, however SOCAR denied this.

There has no been official affirmation on what prompted the explosion, or whether or not anybody has been injured.

A minor earthquake was additionally reportedly recorded within the Beylagan area at across the identical time of the explosion.