Turkey's earthquake death toll has risen to 42,310, according to media reports citing the country's emergency management.
On February 6, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.7 struck the southern provinces of Turkey and northwestern Syria. As a result, more than 47 thousand people died in both countries.
According to the Turkish Confederation of Entrepreneurship and Business, the natural disaster caused damage to the country's residential buildings in the amount of about $70 billion and another $10 billion was a loss of national income.
Candidate of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, geophysicist and seismologist Anna Lyusina, in a conversation with The Insider, noted that earthquakes in the region "are possible for another year and a half, before seismicity becomes background."
Turkey's largest city, Istanbul (population over 15 million), is also in danger, she said. “Istanbul is located near the North Anatolian Fault, so large destructive earthquakes are also possible there,” Lyusina explained.