Turkey Could Have Moved 5 Meters After The Violent Earthquake
Over seventy-two hours after one of the deadliest earthquakes in recent history struck
Turkey, rescue efforts are still ongoing non-stop, and seismologists are now claiming
that the country may have moved as much as six metres relative to Syria.
The tectonic plates upon which the country is situated may have been the source of the tremors.
After the horizontal sliding of the two plates caused the magnitude 7.8 earthquake in Tur
key and Syria
Italian seismologist Professor Carlo Doglioni claimed that Turkey had actually slipped by five to six metres relative to Syria.
Earthquake intensity was increased by the relative movement of the Anatolian and Arabica plates
which shifted in a southwesterly direction, triggering the quake.