According to Prof. Ogun Ahmet Arkan, a renowned geophysicist from Turkey, there is an imminent threat of a powerful earthquake in the region.
Earthquake likely to hit before spring
In an interview with Haber Global TV, he stated, “I believe that we are likely to witness an earthquake before spring, but its exact location remains uncertain. Unfortunately, the signs suggest a growing possibility, particularly in Anatolia.”
The thickness of the Earth’s crust in this at-risk region is approximately 43 km. As it currently stands, the upper crust is resisting rupture; however, should the pressure reach a critical point, a seismic event with a magnitude of around 7 on the Richter scale is anticipated.
It is crucial to note that a devastating earthquake struck southern Turkey in February of last year, claiming the lives of over 50,000 individuals. This serves as a stark reminder of the potential consequences and the need for proactive measures to mitigate the impact of future seismic events.