2023 Earthquakes of Eastern Turkey
Update – 13:00 Turkey Time, 31.05.2023
What was the death toll in the earthquake, what is the current number of injured? How many buildings were destroyed, how many people died? Let’s take a look at the situation after 3 months.
- The total number of deaths is 50.783.
- 90,609 buildings in 11 provinces were determined to be urgently demolished, heavily damaged and demolished buildings. The total number of residences in these buildings was determined as 269 thousand 51.
- The Ministry of Treasury and Finance stated that the size of the material damage as a result of the 06.02.2023 earthquakes is estimated to be at the level of 2 trillion TL (103.6 billion dollars).
Update – 13:15 Turkey Time, 19.02.2023
- Rescue efforts stopped after the hope for the survivors ended.
- International rescue teams started to leave the earthquake zone.
- The death toll exceeds 40.000 people after the 2023 Turkey earthquake.
- Several navy and cruise ships docked nearby the earthquake zone to serve as accommodation for the people who lost their houses.
Update – 12:15 Turkey Time, 16.02.2023
- More than 115 billion Turkish Liras were collected for earthquakes victims in Turkey
- More than 40 aftershocks between 2.0 and 4.5* Richter scales happened in the catastrophe zone.
- The death toll exceeded 36.000 people.
- The number of wounded people is 105.857.
- 337.933 housing units were examined and compensations started to be paid to the habitants.
Update – 23:15 Turkey Time, 12.02.2023
- The total number of casualties exceeds 30.000 people.
- More than 150.000 people were moved to areas not affected by the earthquake.
- 7.584 buildings collapsed due to earthquakes.
- 2.412 aftershocks were recorded so far.
- Elementary and high schools were given an extra week of holiday.
- Dormitories of universities in Turkey decided to be used as houses for the earthquake victims.
- All universities in Turkey started online lessons starting from this week.
Update – 22:45 Turkey Time, 08.02.2023
- The current number of casualties due to two major earthquakes in Turkey went up to 9.057 people.
- More than 8.000 people were rescued from collapsed buildings.
- A state of emergency was declared for 3 months in the 10 provinces most affected by the earthquake.
- More than 50.000 people are wounded.
- World Health Organization declared the highest level of emergency after the earthquake
A 4-year-old boy was rescued 64 hours later: His first words were ‘where is my mother’.
Update – 11:55 Turkey Time, 08.02.2023
- The death toll is currently 7.108 people. *
- There are 40.910 wounded people
Update – 00:15 Turkey Time, 08.02.2023
- 5775 Buildings reported to be collapsed or in an unusable condition.
- More than 50 earthquakes with a Richter scale between 3.0 to 5.0. *
- The death toll is currently around 6000 people.
- There are more than 35.000 wounded people
- 16.139 search and rescue workers on the field.
- 60.218 volunteers in the catastrophe area. *
Update – 22:30 Turkey Time, 07.02.2023
- 3471 Buildings were reported to be collapsed or in an unusable condition.
- The death toll is currently around 2000 people.
- There are more than 10.000 wounded people
Turkey was hit by two major earthquakes on 06.02.2023
Turkey’s south and eastern regions were struck by several earthquakes of 7 to 7.8 Richter scales on the sixth of February 2023. The current death toll is around 2000 people and the area is closed for tourist activity. 10 provinces are under the level four alert and requesting help. An estimated number of 13.500.000 people were affected by these two major earthquakes.
So far more than 40 aftershocks with a magnitude of 4.0 and more Richter scale were reported.
Moderate magnitude 4.1 earthquake in northeast Turkey
A 4.1 earthquake hits northeast Turkey around 42 km southeast of Hakkari. No injuries or damages were reported.
Magnitude 5.3 Earthquake in the eastern Turkey on 25th of June 2021
A magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes Elazığ city in eastern Turkey. There was no life loss or damage reported in the area.
Two Consecutive Earthquakes Shook Izmir on the First of February
A 5.2 magnitude earthquake shook the Aegean Sea off the coast of Turkey. No apparent Damages or life losses took place, but the quake caused serious panic among the people who are still in shock from the 30th of October 2020 earthquake that took place in Izmir, Turkey.
Izmir Earthquake on the 30th of October
There are reports of minor damages to the building in Kusadasi and Samos. There are two reported earthquake related deaths in Samos and no reported earthquake-related deaths in Kusadasi.
Selcuk town, which hosts Ephesus Ancient City, Basilica of Saint John, House of Virgin Mary, Sirince Village, Seven Churches of the Revelation, and the temple of Artemis, was affected by the earthquake too. Thankfully neither the ruins of Ephesus and other ancient attractions nearby Ephesus nor the residents of Selcuk were hurt by the earthquake.
Izmir (Smyrna) city was heavily hit by the earthquake. There are 20 collapsed buildings in Izmir as it was stated by Izmir Mayor Tunc Soyer. There are 83 casualties reported and about 994 wounded citizens so far. Domestic and international rescue teams are working on the site to save as many souls as possible.
There are reports of midsized tsunamis from Izmir, Seferihisar, Kusadasi, and Samos island. None of these tsunamis caused deaths. There are some serious damage to ships and private yachts of the individuals.
My family and I are completely fine. Thanks for the messages and calls. It is a great feeling to know that I have friends all around the world. Tours in Turkey are made without any trouble since infrastructure and roads were not damaged by the earthquake. News about the earthquake in Turkey will be updated when there are new important developments.
A Magnitude 4.8 earthquake took place in southwestern Turkey
Following the 4.8 earthquake minister of internal affairs, AFAD chiefs, and local authorities reported no damages or casualties.
A Magnitude 4.1 quake shook western Turkey
A Magnitude 4.3 earthquake took place in the Aegean Coast of Turkey
A magnitude-4.7 earthquake took place in Eastern Turkey
4.8 Scale Earthquake
As it was reported by the Kandilli observatory and earthquake research institute a 4.8 Richter scale earthquake struck Kusadasi bay which is a part of Aegean Sea today at 06:58 AM. No apparent damage or life loss was announced.
Miracle and Tragedy in Turkey
A 2 years old girl who spent 91 hours being trapped under the rubble was rescued!. Rescue workers believe she was sheltered by a dishwasher which kept her safe in ”life triangle”. Little girl started shout and call for her mom and unfortunately her mother was found deceased a couple of hours ago.
Rescue operations are completed in 13 of 17 collapsed buildings in Izmir after the earthquake on 30th of October 2020. 7,880 personnel, 25 search and rescue dogs and 1,206 vehicles are currently employed in the ongoing emergency operations.
Tsunami Damage after the Earthquake on the 30th of October
According to the information received from the western Turkey coast guard commander, 26 boats sank after the earthquake, 23 boats and 1 land vehicle were taken out of the sea by the rescue workers of the Coast Guard Command.
A Hero with Small Size and A Giant Bravery
Ridvan Celik is a 29 years old Turkish man with dwarfism. He heard about the earthquke which hit the Izmir city and decided to come for help.
He went into the collapsed building and pulled out people thanks to his smaller than usual 98 centimeters size.
Search and Rescue Operations Finished
Search and rescue operations are completed in Izmir and surrounding town after the earthquake on 30th of October. Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) announced that the crews had completed their task of going through the rubble of buildings that collapsed in the disaster. The latest death toll is 114. There are also 137 people still being treated for injuries.
Turkey Earthquake Updates
Update – 28.11.2020, 22:00, Turkey Time
There are only two people left one of which is in intensive care unit in Izmir hospitals after the 6.8 Richter scale earthquake took place in Turkey on 30th of October 2020.
A total of 8,712 personnel were assigned with 1,242 vehicles for all works after the earthquake, and currently 3,550 personnel continue to work with 825 vehicles in the field. *
Update – 24.11.2020, 11:30, Turkey Time
There are 5 citizens left in the hospital and two of those are in intensive care. Nearly all the collapsed buildings had been cleared in Izmir.
Update – 17.11.2020, 22:30, Turkey Time
Aftershocks following the 6.8 Richter scale earthquake took place in Turkey on 30th of October 2020 stopped in the last days. The number of aftershocks above 4.0 scale so far remains to be 48.
Recent death toll became 116 people. There are only 9 people left Izmir hospitals and unfortunately 3 of them are in intensive care.
Update – 11.11.2020, 13:00, Turkey Time
Number of hospitalized people dropped to 17 and thankfully death toll is remains at 115 people. 15,600 damaged building notifications were made and economic support was provided to the families living in these buildings.
Update – 09.11.2020, 03:00, Turkey Time
Update – 07.11.2020, 17:00, Turkey Time
Death toll after the earthquake remains at 114 people and number of hospitalized citizens dropped to 31. Aftershocks decreased significantly. 291 ambulances and 1109 health personnel were assigned in the region. 452 personnel from the psychosocial support groups participated and 17.585 people were interviewed.
Update – 05.11.2020, 16:45, Turkey Time
Number of casualties and the hospitalized people remain the same.
Update – 04.11.2020, 23:30, Turkey Time
Thankfully death toll following the earthquake is still 114 people. Also, the number of people treated in Izmir hospitals dropped to 36 people. There were two more aftershocks with 4.0 Richter scale in the last ten hours.
30.000 Turkish Lira aid per household will be provided to people who cannot afford to take out their belongings from their demolished or soon to be demolished homes.
Update – 04.11.2020, 11:30, Turkey Time
Currently, 7880 rescue workers, 25 search and rescue dogs and 1206 vehicles are working in the ongoing rescue operations after the big Turkey earthquake which took place six day ago on the west coast of Turkey.
114 residents lost their lives according to AFAD’s (Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Authority) the latest statement. 898 of 1035 citizens who were injured were discharged and the treatment of 137 citizens still continues in Izmir hospitals.
Update – 03.11.2020, 22:30, Turkey Time
Current number of casualties in Turkish earthquake became 111. Thankfully the number of people who are still in hospital dropped to 137.
4,643 tents, 64 general purpose tents, 28574 blankets, 17456 beds, 9260 sleeping sets, 2657 kitchen sets and 4 shower-WC containers were shipped to the region by AFAD (Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Authority) and Turkish Red Crescent. Also, 2320 tents have been installed across İzmir, at 248 various locations.
Update – 03.11.2020, 18:00, Turkey Time
Unfortunately death toll was updated to 109 people. There are 138 people in Izmir hospitals and 898 wounded people were discharged out of 1036 hospitalized.
Update – 02.11.2020, 21:45, Turkey Time
Rescue operations are still going on in Izmir, Turkey. We were blessed with the news of some recent rescues including a 3 years old girl who spent more than 65 hours under a collapsed apartment and a 70 years old man in a similar situation.
Update – 02.11.2020, 12:15, Turkey Time
A total of 7,907 rescue workers, 25 search and rescue dogs and 1,092 vehicles are working in the ongoing rescue operations after the big Turkey earthquake which took place on 30th of October.
83 Turkish people lost their lives according to AFAD’s (Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Authority) the latest statement. 774 of 994 citizens who were injured were discharged and the treatment of 220 citizens still continues in Izmir hospitals.
Update – 01.11.2020, 15:00, Turkey Time
Ongoing rescue operations are still taking place in 8 collapsed building. A total of 58 citizens lost their lives due to earthquake. 930 people were hospitalized and so far 702 of them were discharged from the hospital. Remaining 228 are still in hospitals around Izmir. – Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)
Update – 01.11.2020, 12:30, Turkey Time
A total of 51 citizens lost their lives due to earthquake. 896 people were hospitalized and so far 667 of them were discharged from the hospital. Remaining 229 are still in hospitals around Izmir. – Prime Ministry Disaster And Emergency Management Authority (AFAD)
Update – 31.10.2020, 19:00, Turkey Time
Official death toll in Izmir (Smyrna) earthquake was updated to 39 people. Rescue operations are still going on. Mayor of Izmir Tunc Soyer informed citizens about the free accommodation and free food settled all around Izmir via Twitter.
Aftershocks Following Izmir, Turkey Earthquake
Update – 04.11.2020, 11:30
Turkey’s Aegean coast cities including Izmir, Selcuk and Kusadasi were shaken by a 4.0 magnitude earthquake early this morning.
Update – 03.11.2020, 22:30
Aftershocks are still going on but there seems to be a certain drop in the strength of the quakes. There were about one hundred more aftershocks in the last seven hours making the total number 1.621 but still there are 44 aftershocks with strength of 4 Richter scale or more.
Update – 03.11.2020, 17:15
Total number of recorded aftershock rose up to 1562. 44 of these aftershock were about 4 Richter scale.
Update – 02.11.2020, 12:15
1197 aftershocks were recorded since the massive earthquake which took place on 30th of October. 43 of these 1197 aftershocks following the 6.8 Richter scale earthquake took place in Turkey on 30th of October 2020 were above 4.0 Richter scale.
Update – 01.11.2020, 12:30
So far 883 aftershocks were recorded. 42 of these 883 aftershocks following the 6.8 Richter scale earthquake took place in Turkey on 30th of October 2020 were above 4.0 Richter scale.