TURKEY, AT THE CROSSROADS OF ALL TENSIONS
A round-the-world tour of countries facing climate change
An episode from the series EARTH ON EDGE
In August 1999, a 7.6 magnitude earthquake rocked the city of Izmit causing 17,480 deaths. Since then, the authorities know that the country is under threat.
The experts claim that the next earthquake will hit Istanbul because of a 150 km segment under the Marmara sea. German researchers consider that, within the next 20 years, there is a 35% to 70% probability of a 7 or more magnitude earthquake in the capital.