The earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean left major repercussions, some of which are clearly visible, such as the number of deaths and the massive destruction it left behind in Syria and Turkey. But there are other repercussions.
tectonic plate movement:
These repercussions are concentrated on the geological side, which is not easy to know except by experts. One of the most notable is the change that afflicts plate tectonics.
The movement of the tectonic plates in Turkey 3 meters to the west:
In the case of Turkey, geologists say, massive earthquakes pushed the country’s plate three meters to the west.
Satellites will show the extent of the damage:
All of this is based on raw data, and more accurate information from satellites will be available in the coming days.
The magnitude of the movement of tectonic plates is usually related to the strength of earthquakes:
According to experts, the magnitude of the movement of tectonic plates is usually related to the strength of earthquakes, and the tremors could have moved Turkey by up to 5 or 6 meters. Magnitude 6.9 earthquake moves plates about 1 meter: A violent earthquake may move plates between 10 and 15 metres. As a general rule, a magnitude 6.5 to 6.9 earthquake is associated with plate displacements of about 1 metre, while the largest known earthquakes can involve tectonic plate displacements of 10 to 15 metres.
Plate movement leads to the destruction of infrastructure:
Horizontal displacements of the plates can destroy key infrastructures including water pipes, power cables, gas pipelines and tunnels.
Major geological repercussions that a person does not feel directly, just as he does not feel the rotation and movement of the earth, and what is going on inside it, but any sudden movement may have catastrophic results, as happened in Syria and Turkey.
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