Earthquake in Azerbaijan has no affect on energy and transport infrastructure's operation
Azerbaijan, Baku, May 7 / Trend, E.Ismayilov, H.Veliyev, A.Akhundov/
An earthquake in the north-west of Azerbaijan has not affected the work of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline and South Caucasus gas pipeline, BP, which is operator of the pipelines, told Trend on Monday.
Also, the earthquake has not affected the operation of the railway and airport in Zagatala, which was confirmed by CJSC Azerbaijan Railways and CJSC Azerbaijan Airlines.
As SC Azerenergy (electricity production and distribution in Azerbaijan) told Trend, the earthquake in north-west of Azerbaijan has not affected electricity generation and supply to consumers.
"There are no problems in the process of electricity generation and distribution. SC provides electricity supply to customers," Azerenergy said.
At present, Azerenergy employees are working on inspection and examination of all power facilities located in the northwestern part of the country.
As Azerbaijani Communications and IT Ministry told Trend on Monday, the earthquake has not affected the country's telecommunications infrastructure (post offices, automated telephone exchanges and other structural subdivisions of the ministry).
Tremors have not caused damage to water plants, mains and lines, state-owned JSC Azersu (the country's water operator) told Trend on Monday.
"According to preliminary data, there is no problem in water supply and sewerage services in the affected regions," the company said.
Severe tremors measuring 5.5 points on the Richter scale (7 points on 12-point scale) jolted the north-west of Azerbaijan (in the area between Zagatala and Gakh regions) at 9:40 on Monday morning.
The epicenter was in 17 kilometers south-west from the Zagatala city.
Zagatala region is located in the north-west of Azerbaijan in 372 kilometers from Baku.
There are no victims as a result of the earthquake.