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The world announced the displacement of the Anatolian Plate after the earthquakes that struck Turkey

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Ankara, February 10 – The head of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Professor Carlo Doglione, said that the Anatolian plate had moved by three meters after the devastating earthquakes in Turkey, but this is not the final estimate.

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The professor pointed out that the shocks were recorded at the intersection of the Anatolian and Arabian lithosphere plates.
A Common Problem: A Rescue Operation in Turkey and Syria after the Earthquake

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A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

Removing rubble after the earthquake in Adana, Turkey

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A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

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Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

The consequences of the earthquake that struck the Turkish region of Iskenderun

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Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

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The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

Rescue work at the site of an earthquake-damaged building in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir

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The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

© AP Photo / Mustafa Karali

More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep

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More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

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“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Removing rubble after the earthquake in Adana, Turkey

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“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

Rescue work at the site of an earthquake-damaged building in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir

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Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

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Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

The old citadel of Aleppo damaged after the earthquake in Syria

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Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

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UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

Clearing rubble after the earthquake in Syria

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UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

© AP Photo / Mustafa Karali

Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Turkish city of Gaziantep

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Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

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Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Syrian province of Idlib

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Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

© AFP 2023 / Omar Hajj Kaddour

Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

Removing rubble after the earthquake that struck the Syrian province of Idlib

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Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

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Rescuers will work around the clock.

The repercussions of the earthquake in Syria

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Rescuers will work around the clock.

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In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

A woman carries flowers to the Turkish Embassy in memory of those killed in the February 6 earthquake in Kahramanmaras, Turkey.

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In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

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The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

Flowers at the Turkish Embassy in memory of those killed in the February 6 earthquake in the Turkish province of Kahramanmaras

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The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

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A devastating earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on Monday night, affecting several Syrian provinces and felt in Lebanon, Iraq, Israel, Georgia and Abkhazia.

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Later, seismologists recorded thirty new strong aftershocks and shocks.

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The death toll in Turkey and Syria exceeded 11,000 and more than 50,000 wounded.

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More than 8,000 people rescued from the rubble in Turkey

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“We are facing one of the biggest disasters in the world,” said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Turkey declared seven days of mourning. State flags across the country and at missions abroad are at half-mast until sunset on February 12th.

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Ancient ruins, including the Citadel of Aleppo in Syria, were hit by the earthquake. Many UNESCO heritage sites in Turkey may have been affected by the natural disaster.

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UNESCO is concerned about the situation and has promised to provide assistance to those affected in Syria and Turkey within its mandate.

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Rescuers from different countries help eliminate the consequences of the earthquake. Russian specialists work in one of the most affected regions of Turkey – Kahramanmaraş.

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Another plane of the Russian Ministry of Emergencies arrived in Syria, carrying rescuers, dog trainers and special equipment. The Russian army will help them.

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Specialists have everything they need to search for people in the rubble.

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Rescuers will work around the clock.

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In Moscow, people interested in roses come to the embassies of Syria and Turkey.

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The Turkish Embassy in Moscow lowered the flag to half mast out of mourning. Near the building there are flowers, children’s toys and burning candles.

“The Anatolian plate is moving in a southwesterly direction, both in relation to the earth’s crust and in relation to the Eurasian and Arabian plates. In fact, it moves every day, by a few microns. But by the end of the year it turned out to be several centimeters,” the Anadolu Agency reported.
Doglioni drew attention to the point where the epicenter of the strongest earthquakes fell in Turkey on February 6. The scientist explained that “at this point, there has been an accumulation of energy that has lasted for decades. Since this point can no longer hold energy, then against the background of the movement of the Anatolian Plate, energy is released.”
The professor noted that it is still difficult to express exact data on exactly how the Anatolian Plate shifted.
The head of the institute noted that when receiving satellite data, more accurate indicators will appear, and seismic data can now be reversed and the shift calculated from it. “According to our preliminary calculations and estimates by the US Geological Survey, the shift along this part was 3 meters, but after that the rift and shift continued to propagate. The data will definitely increase,” he said.
An earthquake measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale struck southeastern Turkey on Monday morning, with strong tremors being felt in Syria. It was, according to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongest since 1939. On the same afternoon, another earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck. The tremors, which were followed by hundreds of aftershocks, were felt by residents in 10 provinces in the country and neighboring countries, including Syria. The death toll in Turkey, according to the latest data, exceeded 17 thousand, and more than 71 thousand were injured.

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