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Experts expect the continuation of seismic activity in Turkey and Syria

07.02.2023 ТАСС 66 просмотров

Seismic activity in Turkey and Syria will continue for several more weeks.

Seismic activity in the Northern Anatolian Fault, which gave rise to two powerful earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, will continue for several more weeks, but the probability of the recurrence of equally strong tremors remains very low. This was announced to TASS on Monday by Ruben Tatevosyan, Deputy Director of the IFZ RAS (Moscow). "The magnitude of the main shock was very large, which is why it should be expected that there will be many subsequent shocks, and seismic activity will last for a long time.

For example, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 has already occurred, a strong event in itself. Therefore, I think this series will continue for more than one week, but the further it goes, the weaker the new events will be," Tatevosyan explained.

At the same time, the researcher noted that the probability of the recurrence of earthquakes as strong as today's is quite low. In his opinion, this is due to the fact that during today's two cataclysms, the Northern Anatolian Fault almost completely released the energy trapped in it and caused the strongest possible manifestation of seismic activity for it.

"These are far from the most powerful earthquakes that have occurred on the territory of Eurasia and other continents, there are also much more catastrophic events. Nevertheless, if we talk only about the Northern Anatolian region, it looks like their strength is maximum or close to it," Tatevosyan added.

Several earthquakes occurred in Turkey on February 6. More than 1,000 people were killed in the country, and more than 370 in neighboring Syria. The number of victims is already in the thousands. According to Turkish seismologists, the earthquake in the province of Kahramanmarash may become one of the most destructive in the region in recent times.

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