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Earthquake in Turkey

Monday, 08 March 2010

Type of Event:
Earthquake
Location of Event:
Turkey
Date of Charter Activation:
08/03/2010
Charter Requestor:
Prime Ministry Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency
Project Management:
ESA

Description of the event

According to the Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Presidency Earthquake Department data, an earthquake of 5.8 on the Richter scale rocked the region of the south-eastern province of Elazig (south-eastern Anatolia) with its epicentre in the Kovancilar County in the early morning hours of 8 March. Latest reports mention 51 casualties and over 60 injured. There happened more than 150 aftershocks in the region.

For this activation, value adding support has been provided by the European project GMES SAFER.

Turkey - Elazig Province

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: Pre-event 27/08/2006

Copyright: DLR, CNES, ESRI, OpenStreetMap, GZF
Image processing 10/03/2010 by ZKI

Turkey - Elazig Province

Source: SPOT-5
Acquired: Pre-event 27/08/2006

Copyright: DLR, CNES, ESRI, OpenStreetMap, GZF
Image processing 10/03/2010 by ZKI