The scientist specified that “Crimea is part of the Alpine-Himalayan belt, in the same structure as Turkey.”
“The repetition of such an event in Crimea is fundamentally possible,” he said.
A 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on the morning of February 6. The death toll, according to the latest data, exceeded 3.5 thousand people, more than 20 thousand were injured.
Russian rescuers arrived in Turkey to help, they will work in the most affected areas.
A seven-day national mourning has been declared in the country and a three-month state of emergency in ten provinces affected by the disaster. According to Turkish leader Tayyip Erdogan, the earthquake in Turkey was one of the biggest disasters in the world.