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Expert explains why tsunami risk persists after more earthquakes in Turkey


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Petr Shipalin, director of the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that the risk of a tsunami after the Khatai earthquake is small, but it could be caused by a large rock falling into the sea.

It is noteworthy that local authorities in the coastal provinces of Antalya and Mersin prevented citizens from accessing the sea coast after two earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 5.8 occurred in Hatay province.

Shibalin says: “An earthquake of this magnitude will not cause a very large tsunami, and the only thing that can cause it is the collapse of large objects, such as large rocks, previously loosened, because the fall of such large blocks into the sea can cause what looks like tsunami”.

And the occurrence of earthquakes of magnitude 6 at the epicenter of the earthquakes that occurred on February 6 (magnitudes 7.7 and 7.6) is, according to him, normal during the month.

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