Anatolian fault that gave rise to lethal Turkey and Syria quakes shaped 5 million years in the past


The East Anatolian fault, website of a lethal February 2023 earthquake, shaped 5 million years in the past due to the squeeze of the Eurasian and Arabian plates, new analysis finds.

The creation of the fault cracked the crust from the North Anatolian fault to the Lifeless Sea fault, breaking the Anatolian plate free from the Eurasian plate — the delivery of a brand new tectonic plate.


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