Where is The North Anatolian Fault Line? Cities With High Earthquake Risk
After the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş and the 6.4 magnitude earthquakes in Hatay, the eyes were turned to the North Anatolian fault line. Experts warned that an earthquake may occur due to the energy accumulating between the Erzincan-Tokat section of the North Anatolian fault belt. So where is the North Anatolian fault line? Which cities have the highest earthquake risk?
After the earthquakes, the fault lines started to be wondered in Turkey. Research on fault lines and risky areas in Turkey has begun. So, where are the risky areas according to the earthquake risk map of Turkey? How many fault lines are there in Turkey?
There are a total of 3 major fault lines in Turkey, namely the NorthAnatolian Fault Line, the East Anatolian Line and the West AnatolianFault Line. Experts especially draw attention to the NorthAnatolian fault line.
PROVINCES ON THE NORTH ANATOLIA FAULT LINE
The North AnatolianFault Line (NAF) is one of the fastest moving and most active right-lateral strike faults in the world. This belt is found in Gallipoli, in the deep parts of the Marmara Sea, in the Gulf of Izmit, in Adapazarı, Düzce-Bolu, Gerede, Merzifon, Suluova and Erbaa. -Niksar extends as a line passing through Kelkit valley and Erzincan, Erzurum, Varto and Van. Çanakkale, Edremit, Bursa and Iznik are also in this belt.
ABOUT THE EASTERN ANATOLIA FAULT LINE
The East Anatolian Fault Line is a strike-slip fault line located in eastern Turkey. The Eastern Anatolian Fault Line continues from Hatay, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Kahramanmaraş, Adıyaman, Elazığ, Bingöl, Muş, Erzincan to the NorthAnatolian Fault Line. merges with.
PRIMARY RISK AREAS
Izmir, Balikesir, Manisa, Mugla, Aydin, Denizli, Isparta, Usak, Bursa, Bilecik Yalova, Sakarya, Düzce, Kocaeli, Kirsehir, Bolu, Karabuk, Hatay, Bartin, Cankiri, Tokat, Amasya, Canakkale, Erzincan, Tunceli, Bingol and Muş, Hakkari, Osmaniye, Kırıkkale and Siirt.
SECOND DEGREE RISK AREAS
Tekirdağ, İstanbul (1st and 2nd Region), Bitlis, Kahramanmaraş, Van, Adıyaman, Şırnak, Zonguldak, Tekirdağ, Afyon, Samsun, Antalya, Erzurum, Kars, Ardahan, Batman, Iğdır, Elazığ, Diyarbakır, Adana, Eskişehir, Malatya, Kütahya, Çankırı, Uşak, Ağrı and Çorum.
THIRD DEGREE RISK AREAS
Eskisehir, Antalya, Tekirdag, Edirne, Sinop, Istanbul, Kastamonu, Ordu, Samsun, Giresun, Artvin, Sanliurfa, Mardin, Kilis, Adana, some parts of Gaziantep and Kahramanmaras, Sivas, Gumushane, Bayburt, Kayseri, Yozgat, Corum, Ankara, Konya, Mersin and Nevşehir.
Least RISK AREAS
According to the Turkey Earthquake Map, the provinces in the fourth and fifth groups with the lowest earthquake risk are Sinop, Giresun, Trabzon, Rize, Artvin, Kırklareli, Ankara, Edirne, Adana, Nevşehir, Niğde, Aksaray, Konya and Karaman.