Assessing the Risk of an Earthquake-Induced Arabian Plate Shift with Seismology

Russian seismologist Anna Lyusina said that as a result of the earthquake that occurred in Turkey, the Arab tectonic plate shifted, which led to stress relief in one of its parts, but it remained active.

The expert points out that if the Arab tectonic plate remains active, it could lead to new earthquakes.

She adds that seismic activity due to the movement of the Arabian Plate (geographically corresponding to the Arabian Peninsula) relative to the Anatolian Plate (a continental tectonic plate that lies almost entirely in Turkey) will spread 3 meters across all parts of the plate. This means that voltage redistribution can lead to new earthquakes in remote areas.

And Guido Ventura, senior fellow at the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology and the National Research Center, agrees with her, as he indicated in a statement to the Russian TASS news agency that aftershocks after the earthquake in Turkey should be monitored. determine “how the migration of earthquakes will occur.” According to him, earthquakes can occur in the Dead Sea region and in Iraq. But this will become clear if you observe the seismic activity in the area.