Transneft stopped pumping oil from Baku because of the earthquake

Company “Transneft” has suspended pumping to find the Baku-Novorossiysk pipeline due to the earthquake that occurred earlier in the morning in Azerbaijan. About it journalists were reported by the official representative of the company Igor Demin, reports TASS.

“There is a survey of the main pipeline Baku-Novorossiysk on the consequences the morning (07:46 GMT) an earthquake measuring 6.5 points with the epicenter in Ismailism region of Azerbaijan. Pumping is suspended,” he said, adding that the shipment is on schedule.

According to the Republican seismological service center at the National Academy of Sciences of Azerbaijan, the magnitude of the earthquake was 3.9. However, according to the U.S. Geological survey, the magnitude of the tremors was 5.3.

Messages on victims did not arrive. The Agency “news Armenia” with reference to the press service of the Republican Ministry of emergency situations reports that the seismic protection service of the Department recorded an earthquake of magnitude 5.0, the epicenter of which was in Azerbaijan. In Syunik, Vayots Dzor, Gegharkunik regions and in Yerevan felt the earthquake of a magnitude of 2-3.