What is Anatolian Fault System in Turkey and How It Causes Devastating Earthquakes
What is Anatolian Fault System >>>
A major transform fault where two tectonic plates are passing each other is known as Anatolian Fault.
This fault system is a output of the combination of westward extrusion of the Anatolian Plate along the Eastern and Northern Anatolian Faults
Turkey is placed in ground of this twi plates
This make turkey and syria and surrounded area one of the most seismically active regions in the world.
The abnormally large 7.5-magnitude aftershock that occurred nine hours later and the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that hit at 4:17 a.m. local time both occurred in the East Anatolian Fault Zone.
Scientists considered that there may be changes or slide of 100km between plates
These fault zones are the result of the tectonic plates, or large sections of the Earth's crust, moving.
There was around 4000 death till noted
The White House declared that it will send search and rescue teams to help Turkey.
More than 7,800 people were rescued across 10 provinces