The sea level after the earthquake rose in the Turkish city of Iskenderun in Hatay province in the south of the country. The streets were flooded in the coastal zone, the authorities began the evacuation of residents, the NTV channel reports.
Due to earthquakes of magnitude 7,7 and 7,6 affecting ten provinces, the sea level rose in Iskenderun in Hatay. Roads, squares and jobs in the coastal zone were flooded. People from workplaces on the boulevard were evacuated due to the risk
- it is noted in the plot of the TV channel.
According to him, trade facilities and banks are being evacuated in Iskenderun. The situation in the city, which had a population of more than 300 people, was aggravated by a large fire that broke out in a temporary storage warehouse for containers in the port of Iskenderun immediately after the earthquake. Firefighters were able to take the fire under control only on February 8.
Seismologists claim that the displacement of the Arabian tectonic plate, on which Turkey is located, due to the earthquake, led to the flooding of Iskenderun. She moved towards Syria by three meters and descended by about six.
Earlier, Italian professor-geologist Carlo Donioli said that due to the earthquake, the Arabian Plate moved southwest of the Anatolian Plate. According to the president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Italy, because of this, a fault appeared that covered an area 190 km long and 25 km wide. Donioli called this phenomenon "an incredible geological event", explaining that after strong earthquakes, the plates can sometimes move only 3-30 centimeters.