DOOMDOOMA, July 16 - The intensity of the tremors that started in the aftermath of Baghjan gas well inferno on June 9 has increased since Tuesday and it has begun to engulf more and more areas of Doomdooma circle. The preliminary preparations of killing the fire and capping the well by the Crisis Management Team has been going on in full swing since Tuesday. The intensity of the jolts has also been increasing gradually since Tuesday and on Thursday afternoon people of Daimukhia, Rupbon, Beesakopie, Doomdooma town, Rupai Siding, Talap, Dangori etc., felt strong tremors like earthquake which triggered panic among them.
Manoj Baruah, the secretary of Doomdooma Press Club who lives near the Old Building of Doomdooma State Dispensary in ward no. 3 of Doomdooma town told this correspondent that onThursday afternoon his family was forced by the continuous tremors to come out of the residence and stay outside for about half an hour.
On the other hand, an OIL press release issued from Duliajan on Thursday stated that the placement, testing and connections of killing equipment are in progress to make the whole system operational. All killing materials reached site. Arrangement for placing Blow Out Preventer (BOP) is also being carried out. Laying of flare pit line is completed while fabrication of flare pit wall is in progress.
The press release also stated that the recording is in progress for seismological study in the vicinity of Baghjan-5 well by a team of CSIR-NEIST. People of areas where the tremors are being felt demanded the OIL authority and the administration to carry out the seismological studies in their areas too.