Earthquakes moved Turkey 3 meters toward west: geologist

The earthquakes that struck Turkey have caused the country to move three meters toward the west, according to head of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.

Professor Carlo Doglioni, who discovered this says that the earthquakes occurred at the meeting point of the eastern Anatolian plates with the Arabian and African plates causing this shift.

Doglioni said that the current estimates indicate the displacement of the plate by three meters, but more official information will be obtained after reviewing satellite data, he added, stressing that the earthquakes occurred in one of the two seismic fault lines that pass through Turkey.

According to experts, the earthquake that occurred in Turkey in the state of Kahramanmaraş was a thousand times stronger than the 2016 earthquake that occurred in Italy.

At dawn on Monday, a 7.7-magnitude earthquake on the Richter scale hit southern Turkey and northern Syria, followed by another hours later with a magnitude of 7.6, in addition to dozens of aftershocks, causing great life and property losses in both countries.

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