Tremors from the highly effective earthquake that rocked Turkey and neighbouring Syria on Monday have been felt as distant as Greenland, the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland mentioned.
“The massive earthquakes in Turkey have been clearly registered on the seismographs in Denmark and Greenland,” seismologist Tine Larsen advised AFP.
The primary 7.8-magnitude quake struck at 04:17 am (0117 GMT) at a depth of about 17.9 kilometres (11 miles) close to the Turkish metropolis of Gaziantep, which is residence to round two million individuals, the US Geological Survey mentioned.
“The waves from the earthquake reached the seismograph on the Danish island of Bornholm roughly 5 minutes after the shaking began,” Larsen mentioned.
“Eight minutes after the earthquake, the shaking reached the east coast of Greenland, propagating additional by way of all of Greenland,” she added.
Later, one other 7.5-magnitude quake struck southeastern Turkey.
“We now have registered each earthquakes — and lots of aftershocks — in Denmark and Greenland,” she mentioned.
Monday’s quake is the deadliest in Turkey since a 7.4-magnitude one in 1999 when greater than 17,000 individuals died, together with about 1,000 in Istanbul.
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