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Neotectonics and Earthquake Specialist Prof. Dr. Selim, “The aftershocks will continue”

Speaking about the 4.7-magnitude earthquake that occurred in Erzurum Köprüköy Neotectonics and Earthquake Specialist Prof. Dr. Haluk Selim said, “It is the aftershock of the 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred on the Karayazı Fault in the past days. There is no need to worry. Aftershocks will continue to occur.”

Neotectonics and Earthquake Specialist Prof. Dr. Selim, “The aftershocks will continue”

AFAD reported that an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7, 6.90 km below the ground, occurred in Erzurum Köprüköy. Another 5.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Erzurum in the past days, and the epicenter of the earthquake was again determined as Köprüköy. Regarding the earthquake, which caused fear because it happened again in the same place, Istanbul Gelisim University Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, Neotectonics and Earthquake Specialist Prof. Dr. Haluk Selim said, “According to the Kandilli Observatory, an earthquake with a magnitude of 4.7 occurred on the 80 km long Karayazı Fault zone extending east of Erzurum at 11.31 am. The earthquake took place on an active fault zone with a right lateral strike-slip character. This earthquake is a 5.1 magnitude aftershock that occurred on the same fault in the past few days. There is no need to worry. Aftershocks will continue to occur.”

Edited date: 22.11.2021
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