The Turkish quake occurred where the Anatolian, Arabian and African plates meet.

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[Compiled Guan Shuping/Comprehensive Report] The strong earthquake in Turkey has killed nearly 10,000 people in Turkey and Syria, and the strong earthquake has also caused the plate to shift.

The Italian Geological Research Institute pointed out that after the strong earthquake in Turkey, the Anatolian Peninsula shifted by 3 meters, and Turkey moved southwest.

Turkish state-run media TRT and Egyptian state-run Middle East News Agency (MENA) reported on July 7 and 8 that Carlo Doglioni of the Italian National Center for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) told The Italian media "Corriere Della Sera" pointed out that the earthquake occurred at the intersection of the Anatolian, Arabian and African plates. According to their data, the Arabian plate shifted along the northeast-southwest direction after the earthquake. "In other words, Turkey appears to be moving in a direction southwest relative to the Anatolian Plate".

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In addition, the "Washington Post" reported that the United States Geological Survey (USGS) observation report pointed out that the first earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 on the Richter scale was a left translation of the two plates and lasted about 75 seconds. The seismic activity occurred in East Anna In the Tolia fault system, the Arabian plate and the African plate slipped about 3 to 3.5 meters along the East Anatolia fault, and the fault range was about 250 kilometers long.

The Arabian plate moves about 15 mm per year along the East Anatolian fault, and the Anatolian plate moves about 22 mm per year.

According to the statistics released by the Turkish disaster management authority, the number of victims of the strong earthquake increased to 7,108 on the 8th. Adding the official statistics of Syria to 2,470 people in the country, the total number of victims has reached 9,578.

Rescuers continued to search for a destroyed building in the quake-hit Gaziantep province (Gaziantep) on the 8th.

(Associated Press)