While experts and forecasters from all over the world are making frightening reports of mega-earthquakes around the globe, aftershocks continue to shake the affected areas of Turkey. “People no longer know where to run and what to do – they still have not recovered from the deadly earthquakes that caused massive destruction and left thousands of people homeless and in grief, and aftershocks continue to exacerbate their problems,” writes the Turkish press.< /p>
She lists the following new strikes: as of March 1, a 4.4 magnitude earthquake hit the Ekinoso area of Kahramanmarash at 5:23 am at a depth of 7.01 km, another 4.2 magnitude quake hit the neighboring province of Adiyaman in 7:15 am, at a depth of 6.4 km, and an earthquake of magnitude 4.4 occurred in the southern province of Hatay Antakya at 10:20 am at a depth of 11.06 km. All this information was reported by the Office of Disaster and Emergency Management (AFAD). Turkish emergencies officials added that an assessment is underway to determine whether the quake caused any additional damage. At the same time, according to AFAD, after the earthquake of magnitude 7.7 on February 6, a total of 11,020 aftershocks were recorded.
However, seismologists continue to give even more alarming forecasts to the worried population. The last one is that a terrible earthquake with a force of 7.2-7.5 points is “knocking on the doors” of Istanbul. Recall that such a forecast was voiced by the head of the Department of Geochemistry and Mineral Fertilizers of Istanbul University, Professor Hussein Ozturk. “Istanbul is located on two faults: Chinardzhik and Kumburgaz. Either they will break through both or one of them. According to forecasts, the Kumburgaz fault will definitely break through. In this case, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5–7.0 points will occur. In the event that both break through, the city expects an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.5 points. The scientist also noted that a catastrophic earthquake in Istanbul occurs every 500 years – and the time on this seismic clock is running out. Read the details here.
The forecast of his Dutch colleague is already addressed to the entire globe – while it is expected to panic in the coming dates. About the “mega-earthquake” in early March, as a result of which many resorts and cities will be destroyed, the Dutch seismologist Frank Hougerbits warned tourists, who predicted the last earthquake in Turkey. The expert's conclusions are published on the page of the SSGEOS scientific institute, of which the scientist is an employee. According to them, an earthquake can occur from March 3 to 5 and affect at least 12 points on the planet. Moreover, the consequences will be much worse than the earthquake in Turkey, the expert is sure. According to preliminary forecasts, the magnitude of earthquakes will be catastrophic 8.5 points and even higher. According to Mr. Hubertis, unprecedented seismic activity will be caused by the expected approach of the planets on March 2 and 5, which, with their gravity, can cause a seismic catastrophe on Earth.
As a result, you will have to be on the alert in almost all seismically dangerous places earth. The experts included Greece in the list of 12 directions – and, accordingly, Turkey, because if something happens in one of the countries, the neighboring one will also “get it”. The list also includes Japan, Indonesia, Portugal, Greece, and North America. The earthquake-prone eastern regions of Russia, primarily Kamchatka and the Kuril Islands, are also at risk. Read more here.
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