İzmir hit by aftershocks
İZMİR - Doğan News Agency
Hürriyet photoThe Aegean province of İzmir was shaken by nearly 50 aftershocks within 17 hours of a 5.0 magnitude earthquake that struck the city May 1.
Experts were not aware of the faultline that appeared in the May 1 temblor, according to Professor Atilla Uluğ, a geophysicist at the city’s Dokuz Eylül University.
The aftershocks may continue for some time, Uluğ cautioned, adding that this depended on the size of the fracture. “First it took place within a distance of five kilometers. Then it could spread as wide as 25 kilometers. It would be better for us if it happened over time, rather than a sudden burst of energy,” he said.