Cracks are being observed in the territories trough Azerbaijan’s Salyan and Hajigabul regions through which in the area of Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline passes, the executive chief of the Institute of Geology Department of geodynamics and seismology under Azerbaijan National Academy of Science (ANAS) Gulam Babayev told APA.
According to him, wide radiometric, gravimetric, GPS researches and seismic monitoring are being conducted in the area. But deep seismic researches and deep seismic probation should be conducted for the detailed research of ongoing process: “I will not elaborate the issue. The results of the researches can be announced only after BP Company approves the fact. I should say that we have very interesting results. According to preliminary results, I can say that the current information differs from priors. It is new information.”
Babayev said that there are potential dangerous quake grounds through the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan pipeline’s territory: “We have composed quake catalogues on it. Even the catalogue of mud volcanoes is being composed, because there are many volcanoes in Absheron peninsula. We also think that mud volcanoes in Sangachal can impact to this area. Wide researches are being conducted on it.”