Twin earthquakes in Turkey released energy "130 times greater" than earthquake in Italy in 2016

(MENAFN) According to a well-known Italian expert, the energy released by the twin earthquakes that struck Turkey's 10 southern provinces was 130 times more than that of the earthquake that struck Italy in 2016.

Carlo Doglioni, director of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), reaffirmed to Anadolu that the initial earthquake may have caused the Anatolian plate to shift by about 3 meters.

He asserted that the second earthquake, which happened on Monday at midday, ought to have further shifted the plate.

"There has been an energy accumulation that has been going on for decades where the earthquake happened. It couldn’t hold the energy any longer while the Anatolian plate continued to move in the southwest direction. Consequently, the accumulated energy was released," Doglioni added.

He said, "Once we obtain the satellite data, we will know the specific figure."



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