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Lebanon recorded more than 250 seismic movements in the last hours


Lebanon recorded more than 250 seismic movements in the last hours

Beirut, Feb 7 (Prensa Latina) More than 250 aftershocks were registered in Lebanon after the impact yesterday of a devastating earthquake in Türkiye and Syria, Marlein Brax, director of the National Center of Geophysics of the Scientific Research Council, indicated.

According to the expert, the seismic movements will continue in the afternoon and perhaps until tomorrow due to Lebanon’s location on the Eastern Fault line.

Brax noted that strong tremors are now occurring in Türkiye and the resulting aftershocks are then felt in the country, the pan-Arab channel Al Mayadeen reported.

As for the main causes of the earthquake that hit Türkiye and Syria, the specialist explained that the presence of both nations and Lebanon, on the edges of two tectonic plates, and the pressure created by the Levant Rift leads to movements between them and the subsoil layers, resulting in earthquakes.

The researcher assured the Lebanese people, that all tremors that may occur as aftershocks of the first quake will come at low levels of strength and will not pose any danger.

In this regard, Brax called for calm and not to fear, as the occurrence of aftershocks is a normal occurrence, she said.

Yesterday, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck southern Türkiye and parts of central and northwestern Syria, with aftershocks in Lebanon and other eastern Mediterranean nations.

According to official data, the number of dead is over four thousand in Türkiye and Syria, while search and rescue operations continue.


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