The president of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Carlo Doglioni, assessed the situation that arose after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey.
In an interview with the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera, the scientist drew attention to the power of underground tremors.
According to him, a very powerful earthquake occurred, which at first even forced a tsunami warning to be announced in Italy.
"What we call the Arabian Plate has moved about three meters in a northeast-southwest direction relative to the Anatolian Plate," he said.
According to Carlo Doglioni, the total length of the fault was at least 150 kilometers.
He explained that the fault plane is very inclined, and horizontal displacement was occurring on both sides of it.
That is, two tectonic plates moved relative to each other.
As you know, most of Turkey is located on the Anatolian plate, but the southwest of Turkey passes on the Arabian plate next to Syria.
We will remind, during February 6, Turkey was shaken by three powerful earthquakes.
The epicenter of the earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale was recorded 37 km from the Turkish city of Gaziantep.
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