The head of the Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Professor Carlo Doglioni, said that the earthquakes that struck Turkey caused the country (the Anatolian plate) to move 3 meters to the west.
Doglioni explained - to the Italian press, on Tuesday - that the earthquakes occurred at the meeting point of the eastern Anatolian plates with the Arabian and African plates.
He said that the current estimates indicate the displacement of the plate by 3 meters, but the final information will be obtained after reviewing the satellite data.
Doglioni also mentioned that the quakes occurred in one of the two seismic fault lines that pass through Turkey.
According to experts, the earthquake - which occurred in Turkey in the state of Kahramanmaraş - was a thousand times stronger than the 2016 earthquake that occurred in Italy.
And at dawn on Monday, an earthquake struck southern Turkey and northern Syria, measuring 7.7 on the Richter scale, followed by another hours later with a magnitude of 7.6, and dozens of aftershocks, leaving great losses in lives and property in both countries.
The earthquake led to a rise in the sea level in the district of Iskenderun in the Turkish state of Hatay, and flooded the streets in the region.
And the Anadolu Agency indicated that water pools were formed about 200 meters long from the coast, towards the internal section, on the originally met road in the Chay region.
The area was congested with traffic as drivers struggled to advance with their cars.
It is noteworthy that the water flooded the roads and did not reach the homes, according to the agency.