Anatolian plate

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The Anatolian Plate is a small continental plate that is shifted westward between the northward drifting Arabian Plate and the Eurasian Plate . This creates tensions on the North Anatolian and East Anatolian Faults , which discharge in severe earthquakes . In the area of the North Anatolian fault in 1999 alone, two earthquakes demanded with strengths 7.5 more than 19,000 deaths over M =. The Anatolian Plate borders the Iranian Plate in the east and the Aegean Plate in the west . The arc of Cyprus south of Cyprus forms the southern plate boundary to the African plate .

An east-west course of the earthquakes can be observed along the North Anatolian fault line. The last major earthquake was the Gölcük earthquake on August 17, 1999. A major earthquake is expected for Istanbul , which is north of the fault line, and Gökçeada , which is south of the fault line.

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