Weather of Arabia - Turkey earthquake, in less than a minute, the Earth's features changed when the earthquake, which had a magnitude of more than 7 degrees on the Richter scale, occurred
Dr. Eid Al-Tarzi, Professor of Seismology at the Hashemite University in Jordan, explains how the earthquake occurred and what are the lessons learned
In his speech, Al-Tarzi explained, "We are talking about a tectonically weak area with large, strong, deep folds and rifts. The process of accumulating pressures emanating from the movement of the Arabian plate towards the northeast, which collides with the Eurasian plate in one of its borders, the area in which the earthquake occurred. The process of energy discharge began, which It was put together over 100 years ago and unloaded at the moments of the earthquake."
In answer to the question "Is the number of victims in the earthquake in Turkey normal?" explained Al-Tarzi; The earthquake is a very huge energy, and if we compare this earthquake as energy with a nuclear bomb, it is equivalent to more than 700 nuclear bombs similar to the bomb that exploded in Hiroshima, with regard to the number of victims, it is expected that this earthquake will result in a large number of victims.
On the other hand, Dr. Eid Al-Tarzi explained that the strength of the earthquake is not the only factor in the expected results, as the following factors must also be taken into account:
All these factors determine the amount of victims and losses that will result from the earthquake, in addition to its strength.
Al-Tarzi said: “Jordan lies within what is called the Arabian Plate from the tectonic point of view, and it represents the separating boundary between the Arabian Plate and the Eurasian Plate towards the northeast. Towards Africa; she and Sinai are moving towards Africa.
"When we talk about the Jordan River and the Dead Sea, it is a seismically active area, but if we compare it with what is happening in Turkey, it is much less, and that is due to the fact that the annual displacement in Jordan does not exceed 5 ml per year."
"We cannot say that there is a direct relationship between seismic activity and destruction and the destruction that occurred in Turkey with future seismic activity in Jordan, because the displacement rate is different and the plates are far apart from each other, and the nature of the movement of the plates in Jordan towards the northeast while in Turkey towards The West, therefore, here we are talking about a process of unloading energy that will not affect the amount of energy stored in the Dead Sea.”
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