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

The East Anatolian fault, web site of a lethal February 2023 earthquake, fashioned 5 million years in the past because of 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 Useless Sea fault, breaking the Anatolian plate free from the Eurasian plate — the start of a brand new tectonic plate.

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