Seismologist Gorelova: shocks off the coast of Crimea may be a reaction to the earthquake in Turkey

Tatyana Gorelova, director of the Crimean Republican Center for Seismic and Landslide Hazard Assessment and Technical Inspection of Construction Facilities, said that the tremors  that occurred on February 27 off the coast of Crimea could have been caused by repeated activity in the earthquake zone in Turkey . Her words are reported by TASS .

Gorelova urged the residents of the region to remain calm and assured that the center’s experts were checking all the information. According to her, any analytical forecasts in connection with the aftershocks will be announced after processing the data from their network.

“So far, we have not recorded anything foreshadowing something terrible,” the director of the CRC noted.

According to Gorelova, the magnitude of the earthquake reached 3.1, and its epicenter was in the sea about 39 km south of Yalta.

Earlier, the director of the Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Petr Shebalin , told Gazeta.Ru that the tremors recorded on the southern coast of Crimea are not related to the earthquakes that occurred in Turkey.

Prior to this, the adviser to the head of the Crimea, Kryuchkov , said that residents of the South Coast of the republic reported a strong tremor underground with an epicenter between Yalta and Alushta .

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