It is normal for aftershocks to occur after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake in Turkey, he commented
“We are in an active tectonic region. The earth’s crust in Bulgaria is tense. It slowly creeps and stretches. Periodically, this generates earthquakes that can be quite dangerous,” the head of the department said in the program “Face to Face” on bTV. Regional Geology” at SU “St. Kliment Ohridski” Prof. Yanko Gerdzhikov.
He added that there are quite a few fault lines on the territory of Bulgaria.
“The natural environment is not static at all. This is precisely why the nature in Bulgaria is so beautiful – mountains, forests, because it is an active tectonic environment.”
“It is normal that after the big 7.8 earthquake in Turkey in February the ground is still pulsating as it is one of the most active faults on Earth. A fault that is well studied is well monitored. It is known that such earthquakes will occur,” said Prof. Gerdzhikov.
According to him, it is normal for such a strong earthquake to have a long series of aftershocks – a swarm of earthquakes.
Prof. Gerdzhikov stated that there are two reasons for so much damage in Turkey – there are many unfavorable natural conditions and non-compliance with building regulations.