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Earthquake in Turkey

Monday, 24 October 2011

Type of Event:
Earthquake
Location of Event:
Turkey
Date of Charter Activation:
24/10/2011
Charter Requestor:
Prime Ministry, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency of Turkey (AFAD)
Project Management:
ZKI/DLR

Description of the event

A powerful Earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 (Mw) shook Eastern Turkey on Sunday. It was followed by aftershocks with a magnitude of 6.0 and 5.6. Over 250 people have been killed and thousands injured.

The city of Ercis is worst affected with infrastructure and many buildings being badly damaged. Many thousands of people have had to leave buildings and sleep outside in freezing temperatures.

Over 2000 rescue workers are involved in the relief effort, setting up camps for shelter. Fears of more aftershocks in the area prevent people from returning to their homes.

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

 

Situation in Ercis - Turkey
Damage Assessment Map - Detail
Scale: 1:6,000

Source: IKONOS-2, QuickBird-2, WorldView-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 27/06/11
Post-disaster: 26/10/11 and 28/10/11

Copyright: GeoEye 2011
DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Information Dossier
Damage assessment after earthquake in the Van province in eastern Turkey
View the PDF of the Information Dossier

Source: QuickBird-2
Acquired: 26/10/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Ercis - Turkey
Damage Assessment Map - Detail
Scale: 1:12,000

Source: Pre-disaster: WorldView-2
Post-disaster: QuickBird-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 27/06/11
Post-disaster: 26/10/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Bitlis - Turkey
Damage Assessment Map - Detail
Scale: 1:5,000

Source: QuickBird-2
Acquired: Pre-disaster: 02/10/11
Post-disaster: 26/10/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Guvenli and Alakoy - Turkey
Geographic Reference Map - Detail
Scale: 1:15,000

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 06/05/11 and 24/06/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Bitlis - Turkey
Geographic Reference Map - Detail
Scale: 1:5,000

Source: QuickBird
Acquired: 02/10/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Ercis - Turkey
Geographic Reference Map - Detail
Scale: 1:12,000

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 27/06/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project

Situation in Van - Turkey
Geographic Reference Map - Detail
Scale: 1:17,000

Source: WorldView-2
Acquired: 06/05/11

Copyright: DigitalGlobe 2011, provided by EUSI under EC/ESA/GSC-DA, all rights reserved
DLR
Map produced by ZKI
Financial supporters: European Commission and the FP7 SAFER Project