Turkey earthquake is insinuation for other countries
Turkey earthquake proved too fatal for the country as well as its geography. Now the experts claim reveal that Turkey has moved down by ten feet due to the earthquake.
Head of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Prof. Carlo Doglioni claims that due to the recent earthquakes in Turkey-Syria, Turkey’s land has slipped down around 10 feet.
Pro. Carlo made this claim after studying the earthquakes in the fault line between Kahramanmaras and Malatya in Turkey.He says that most of Turkey’s geographical area is present on the Anatolian microplate. But the south-eastern and eastern parts come on the Arabian plate.
The names of the areas coming on the Arabian Plate are- Gaziantep, Adyaman, Diyarbakir, Sanilurfa, Mardin, Batman, Sirt, Bingoi, Mus, Bitlis, Simak, Van, Erzurum, Agan, Igdin, Hakkari.
According to Professor Carlo Doglioni, the part of Turkey present on the Anatolian plate, has shifted 10 feet towards the southwest side. This shift is visible up to a distance of about 150 km. The second Arabian plate has moved towards the northeast. Both of these incidents happened within a few seconds. Two earthquakes of magnitude seven have shaken the whole of Turkey.
Talking to Italian media, Pro. Carlo says, ”The study is going on continuously but I am claiming this on the basis of a preliminary investigation.”
As per the revelations by Carlo Doglioni, the way the tectonic plates are slipping, it is to continue to happen gradually. He said, no one can stop it. Due to this, the geographical system of Italy is also having a direct impact geographically.
Pro. Carlo says that all this is happening because of three big fault lines in Turkey. These fault lines are inclined to be located on top of each other. There has been a shift in their lower part. Due to this, the distance between the two parts of the fault line has increased. Resultantly, the Turkish plate has moved in a different direction from the Arabian plate.
Earthquake scientists support what Carlo said
Director of the Earthquake Research and Application Center at Izmir Dokuz Eylul University, Prof. Dr. Hasan Sozbilir said that according to our research, three fault lines are broken from inside due to the earthquake. This incident has happened at a total distance of about 500 kilometers which seems to be the biggest crack in any fault line till date.
Dr. Hasan said that the cracks made by the earthquakes this time are bigger than the cracks made on 17 August 1999 Golkak and 12 November 1999 Dujse earthquakes. Earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 and 7.6 shook Turkey’s eastern, southeastern, Mediterranean, central Anatolian and Black Sea regions. The researchers say that in the history of Turkey, such an earthquake has not occurred in the last 100 years.
Dr. Hasan said that the next 72 hours from the day of the accident are crucial. Lives of many people can be saved within this period only, otherwise, it will be difficult to cope up with.
What does Prof. Bob Holdsworth point out?
Durham University Prof. Bob Holdsworth said that earthquakes come from tectonic plates climbing or pushing or separating from each other. There is a natural law that scientists around the world believe that if an earthquake of 6.5 to 6.9 or above occurs, it can move any tectonic plate by one meter i.e. about three feet. Big earthquakes can move the plate and the country above it by 10 to 15 meters also.
Significance of Turkey’s geo-location
Turkey is situated at the junction of four tectonic plates. That’s why a slight movement in any plate shakes the whole area. Most of Turkey lies on the Anatolian microplates. To the east of this plate is the East Anatolian Fault. There is the Arabian Plate on the left side. To the south and southwest is the location of African Plate, whereas, to the north, there is the Eurasian Plate.
The ground beneath Turkey is moving in the opposite direction
The microplates under Turkey are moving in the opposite direction. ie anticlockwise. The Arabian plate is pushing these small plates. When the rotating Anatolian Plate gets pushed by the Arabian Plate, then it collides with the Eurasian Plate. It gets earthquakes. That too twice. First by the collision of the Arabian Plate. Second from the collision of Eurasian. Basically Anatolian Microplates are like a bowl floating in a bucket. Which is floating here and there due to the pressure coming from all sides. The direction from which the geological force will come, it will move in its opposite direction. The Anatolian Microplate has separated from the Eurasian Plate. Now it is being pushed by the Arabian Plate. While the Eurasian plate is stopping this pressure. The African plate is continuously moving under the Anatolian. This incident is happening under Cyprus.