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 effected 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 building in Izmir as it was stated by the Izmir Mayor Tunc Soyer. There are 83 casualties reported and about 994 wounded citizens so far. Domestic and international rescue teams are working in 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 damages to ships and private yachts of the individuals.
My family and I am 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 new important developments.
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 – 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
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.