Geology Expert Makes Earthquake Warning for 12 Provinces in Turkey

Geologist Prof. Dr. Naci Görür has warned about possible earthquakes in 12 provinces. Here are the details!

Two major earthquakes that occurred on February 6, one in Kahramanmaras, caused great destruction in more than 10 cities. While citizens are declaring mobilization with all their might, search and rescue efforts continue in the region without slowing down. Today, geology expert Prof. Dr. Naci Görür made an important statement concerning 12 provinces.

Stating that 12 provinces close to the fault line are currently at risk of earthquakes, Prof. Dr. Naci Görür pointed to the Marmara Region as the most dangerous region. He also underlined that an earthquake is expected in Bursa, Balikesir, Canakkale and Edremit and Izmir around the North Anatolian fault line.

The Most Dangerous Region Marmara and Its Surroundings

Making warnings for Hakkari, which is close to the fault line, Prof. Dr. Naci Görür suggested that danger may come in Adana Basin and Iskenderun district of Hatay due to the Kahramanmaras earthquake. Stating that the aftershocks of the Elazig earthquake in 2020 continue, Prof. Dr. Naci Görür stated that the aftershocks of the earthquake in Kahramanmaras will last for at least a year.

Prof. Dr. The rest of Naci Görür’s statements are as follows:

“One of the most dangerous regions for earthquakes in Turkey is the Marmara Region. The northern branch of the North Anatolian fault passes through the northern part of the Sea of Marmara. Istanbul and Tekirdag settlements are therefore risky areas. Also, Bursa, Balıkesir, Canakkale and Edremit is also the region where we expect earthquakes, Izmir is also risky.

If we had talked before, I would have said ‘Kahramanmaras’. We are experiencing this today. Hakkari is another city… We also predict an earthquake on the Yedisu fault between Erzincan and Karliova district of Bingöl province. Stress may also have increased in faults in Adana Basin and Hatay’s Iskenderun district.”

Ece Nagihan

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