Turkey hit again: Antalya authorities warned tourists

Turkey hit again: Antalya authorities warned tourists

On Monday evening, Turkey experienced another blow of the elements – in the province of Hatay, already affected by the earthquake, new strong shocks were recorded, which resulted in destruction and loss of life. It is worth noting that this time the alarm reached the resort of Antalya: tremors were felt in the main resort of Turkey, and tourists and local residents were officially warned to stay away from the coastline for fear of a tsunami threat. The warning lasted several hours. Turkish experts continue to fear that the next blow of the elements may be inflicted already near the resort coast. However, on Tuesday morning, new earthquakes hit a little further from Antalya – in Syria and Iraq. However, all scientists agree that Antalya, and especially Istanbul, will face an unenviable fate – they will largely be destroyed…

“The Disaster Management Authority (AFAD) reported a second earthquake registered at 20:07 local time (coincides with Moscow time) in the Turkish province of Hatay, with a magnitude of 5.8,” Turkish media reported. At the same time, the magnitude was previously determined as 6.4. Local observers, including a correspondent for CNN Türk, reported tangible tremors and damage. At the moment, it is known that 3 people died, 213 were injured – this was reported by the Turkish Ministry of Internal Affairs. Several more people died in neighboring Syria.

Let's add another wake-up call: this time, a natural disaster has triggered warnings for Antalya. The resort authorities demanded that tourists and local residents stay away from the coastline after new earthquakes due to the risk of a tsunami after tremors in the Turkish province of Hatay. The warning “lasted” for several hours, after which Turkish Vice President Fuat Oktay announced that there was no threat – the rise in water did not become critical.

So far, Antalya is assuring that tourists, including Russian tourists, are not in danger. There is no panic at the resort, and Turkey hopes that all these circumstances do not prevent the start of the season.

Experts, however, do not give reassuring forecasts. So, recently a seismologist, a member of the Turkish Academy of Sciences, Professor Naji Geryur, said that the Turkish province of Adana could be at risk – we note that it is also located on the coast, it is practically a “neighboring” bay with Antalya. The risk is also great for Cyprus. The expert explained that during an earthquake, energy is released at one end of the fault, but part of it accumulates and is transferred to the other end of the fault. He recalled that after the disasters in Kahramanmarash, experts announced a possible threat to Adana and Hatay. Guerür said he expected an earthquake in Adana that would “defuse” this tension. Cyprus may also be at risk.

In addition, the expert agreed with his German colleagues, who had previously suggested that Istanbul could also be in the area of ​​the violence of the elements. The fact that the “cultural capital” of Turkey is in a zone of extremely high seismic risk, and Turkey does not have much time left before a terrible catastrophe, said German scientists from the German Geological Research Center (GFZ) in Potsdam, who named the timing of a new probable earthquake in Istanbul . Marco Bonhoff from the German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) in Potsdam is sure that the next major earthquake is just around the corner, and it is most likely to occur in the Istanbul region. “Although the situation in Istanbul has not changed as a result of the latest quakes in the southeast, the risk to the metropolis as a whole is as high as in the currently affected region. The average return period of a strong earthquake in Istanbul is 250 years, and the last major earthquake occurred in 1766, so the next one is long overdue,” explained the German expert. It is difficult to make a forecast with an accuracy of a year, but the probability that a strong earthquake threatens the Istanbul region in the next few years or decades is extremely high. Read the details at the link.

Resorts, however, forecasters also do not ignore. Earlier, the aforementioned Turkish professor Naci Göryur stated the following: “Given the stress from these earthquakes and faults occurring in the vicinity of Kahramanmaras (southeast Turkey), I recommend caution in the vicinity of Adana and the Iskenderun region (Hatay province in southern Turkey). In addition, caution should be exercised in the south of the Sea of ​​Marmara, in Canakkale (a city near the Dardanelles) and Bursa (a city in the northwest). The same applies to the Izmir peninsula and its environs … The Mediterranean regions of Antalya and Mugla (Marmaris, Icmeler, etc.) are also potentially dangerous, care should be taken.” Read about his previous predictions in this material.

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