Knowledgeable seismologist warns Russian region could experience quake similar to Turkey — RT Russia and the former Soviet Union

Aleksandr Gorshkov of the Russian Academy of Sciences predicted Crimea could one day face a disaster similar to Monday’s earthquake

The Crimean peninsula in southwestern Russia could one day experience an earthquake comparable to the natural disaster that hit Turkey and Syria on Monday, a scientist has warned. The last time the region was hit by a major earthquake was nearly 100 years ago.

In an interview with Russian media RIA Novosti published on Tuesday, Aleksandr Gorshkov of the Russian Academy of Sciences explained that “Crimea belongs to the Alpine-Himalayan belt, the same structure as Turkey”, And “A repeat of such an event is in principle possible in Crimea.”

The most powerful series of earthquakes recorded on the peninsula in recent history occurred in 1927. And while the death toll was nowhere near as high as that seen this week in Turkey and Syria, several buildings were razed.

Since then, there have been several minor earthquakes in Crimea that did not cause significant damage, including two in January 2021 with magnitude less than 3.

According to Turkish authorities, more than 3,500 people have been confirmed dead so far, with 22,100 others injured.

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In neighboring Syria, the health ministry said more than 800 people died and around 1,500 were injured in government-held areas.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan described the quake as the strongest the country has seen since 1939.

The World Health Organization has warned that up to 23 million people could end up affected by the quake.

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