Tokyo: A Japanese geologist has predicted that many countries in the Middle East are likely to experience more terrible earthquakes soon.
A foreign news agency According to the report Professor Yagi Yuji of Japan’s University of Tsukuba has predicted more earthquakes in Turkey and its neighboring countries. It says more devastating earthquakes of magnitude 7.8 are expected in many Middle Eastern countries in the near future.
Yagi Uji says there are several faults near the epicenter of the earthquake where the Anatolian plate meets the Arabian plate, creating a complex structure between them. He added that this process creates tension and when it reaches extremes, the plates collide causing earthquakes.
It is noteworthy that in 2020, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake occurred near the East Anatolia fault, while many people died due to the collapse of the building.
In 1939, a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Erzincan, Turkey, causing widespread destruction and killing 30,000 people.
It should be remembered that Turkey and Syria were shaken by an earthquake at 4:17 am on February 6, while the aftershocks were felt long after the earthquake. According to the Richter scale, the intensity of the earthquake was 7.8%.
A total of 13.5 million people have been affected by the earthquake, while more than 11,000 deaths have been recorded in Turkey and Syria.
According to one estimate, the death toll is expected to reach 20,000 while this earthquake has destroyed thousands of buildings in Turkey and Syria. There are missing people.