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Two Strong Quakes Shake Turkey

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posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 07:02 AM
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Twin quakes rock western Turkey and there are no injuries at this time. The quakes were also felt in Greece.
 



www.cbc.ca
A second strong earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.9 shook a port city in western Turkey on Monday, only hours after a magnitude 5.7 quake sent terrified residents running from their homes.

The first quake struck at 8:45 a.m. local time and was centred in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Izmir, the Istanbul-based Kandilli Observatory said. It caused minor damage but no injuries.


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Magnitude 5.7 - NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

Magnitude 5.2 - NEAR THE COAST OF WESTERN TURKEY

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[edit on 17-10-2005 by Regenmacher]

[edit on 22-10-2005 by asala]




posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 09:41 AM
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There are earthquakes in turkey because of what's going on in africa. The african continent is rifting apart, thats what the mountains and great lakes are all about. This rifting is also what lead to the ripping off of arabia from africa and the formation of the Red sea. This system extends thru israel, all the way up into turkey.

Active Tectonics of Turkey and surroundings: A Synthesis


The forces invovled are such that rock can be smeared and folded like putty, heating and dissolving minerals out and metamorphosing.


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posted on Oct, 17 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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Nygdan's contribution here makes this a story much more worthy of note. Good stuff Nygdan. Thanks.



posted on Oct, 18 2005 @ 07:53 AM
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The tectonics of the region is pretty interesting, and of course its odd to think of that whole part of the world splitting in two and forming a new future ocean basin.



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