According to earthquake experts in Turkey, a huge-magnitude seismic movement is likely to hit Turkey’s Bingöl and surrounding provinces in the east, since the Yedisu fault line in the area has remained silent since 1784.
Professor Naci Görür, a prominent geologist in Turkey, was the first to point out to the area after twin earthquakes rocked the country’s south and the north of Syria on 6 February.
The area between Bingöl and Karlıova, a mainly Kurdish-populated region, emerges as a special case for earthquake experts as it sits in the middle of a triangle made up of three different fault lines.
Bingöl was hit by earthquakes with magnitudes 5,7 and 5,6 in 2020. The region also experienced worrying seismic activity last year. Experts analysing the area say that a high-magnitude is likely as the Anatolian plate is mowing westward every year.