The Anatolian Fault, which triggered deadly earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, formed 5 million years ago

A new study has found that the East Anatolia Fault, site of the deadly February 2023 earthquake, formed 5 million years ago thanks to the pressure of the Eurasian and Arabian plates.

The creation of the rift ruptured the Earth’s crust extending from the North Anatolian Rift to the Dead Sea Rift, causing the Anatolian Plate to separate from the Eurasian Plate – marking the rebirth of the Dead Sea Rift. Tectonic plates.

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