In Turkey, the earthquake could wake volcano Nemrut Dagh

October 23. According to Turkish scientists seismologists, strong tremors in the east can wake volcano Nemrut Dag.

Turkish professor Research Institute earthquakes believe that because of what happened the earthquake that reached magnitude 9 and repeated 4 times, can wake up the volcano Nemrut Dag, located in the north of Lake Van.

The last eruption of Nemrut Dag was recorded in 1441.

In a statement, Turkish experts refute U.S. seismologists, who argue that the epicenter of the earthquake was located at 100 km Grubin.

Turks believe that at this point is very dense core, so the epicenter located at a depth of no more than 5-7 km.

We remind that in Turkey was one of the largest earthquakes in the history of the country. In addition to the houses destroyed and Airport Turkish city of Van, causing the crash site a few hours could not fly planes with humanitarian aid. By the evening, according to local authorities, the runway could put in order and the airport announced its readiness to resume receiving aircraft.

Severed power lines and phone lines.

Meanwhile, the number of victims of the earthquake has exceeded 90 people and injured continue to come to the hospital. Doctors hardly cope with the influx of wounded, and rescue and emergency services continue to work at the site of destruction.

Many buildings are almost completely destroyed. According to preliminary data, the number exceeded 50. Although the epicenter of the earthquake is located in the province of Van, the destruction of various sizes are observed in all the south-east.

Map of earthquakes in Turkey (near Lake Van)

Turkish scientists fear the eruption of Lake Van

October 24. A strong earthquake that occurred on October 23 at the east of the country, can wake volcano Nemrut Dagh in the north of Lake Van, Turkish scholars believe seismologists 1news.az reports quoting Turkish media.

The last eruption of Nemrut Dag was recorded in 1441.

Recall that the number of victims of the earthquake in Turkey's Van province, which occurred on October 23, has risen to 138 people.

According to preliminary estimates, under the rubble of destroyed buildings buried from 300 to 400.

Local seismologists predict that the number of people killed as a result of the largest in recent years, natural disasters in Turkey can be from 500 to 1,000.

Nemrut Dag — Saves the active stratovolcano located in the east of Turkey, in the vicinity of Lake Van. The most powerful eruption of Nemrut Dag occurred in the Pleistocene era, then many small eruptions occurred during the Holocene, the last one in 1692. The top of the volcano is a large caldera in which the lake was formed. Volcano Nemrut Dag (Nemrut) is sometimes confused with Mount Nemrut Dag (Nemrut), which is also in Turkey and is widely known for the remains of the stone statues of the Hellenistic period. His height — 2935 m

Nemrut Dagh is a polygenic and stratovolcano located in the collision zone of the Arabian and Eurasian tectonic plates, which determines the seismic and volcanic activity in the region. The collision of these plates began in the Middle Eocene and finally closed the stretch of water, which in the Mesozoic formed an ancient Tethys Ocean. Nemrut Dag, along with three other extinct volcanoes of eastern Turkey, Ararat, and Tendurek Syuphanom, is in the area of complex shape fault, which runs along the boundary of the Arabian and Eurasian plates in the territory of the Armenian Highland and is the westernmost of these volcanoes, the only one that remains active, and generally the only volcano in Anatolia, which erupted in the historical period. Nemrut Dagh is located 10 km north of the city Tatvan, in the north-western shore of Lake Van.

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