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27 Jan 2020 description
report UN News Service

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres was deeply saddened by the “loss of life and destruction of property” caused by a 6.8-magnitude earthquake that rocked eastern Turkey on Friday night.

“The Secretary-General extends his condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the people and Government of Turkey”, UN Spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said in a statement issued on Saturday. “He wishes those injured a speedy recovery”.

26 Jan 2020 description

Situation Report No: 05/26 January 2020

Background

An earthquake of 6.8 magnitude struck Eastern Turkey at 8.55 pm local time on 24 January, at a depth of 15km and centred near the district of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reported that the province was shaken further by 788 aftershocks. The earthquake mainly impacted Sivrice and Maden Districts in the Province of Elazığ and Pötürge District in the Province of the Malatya.

26 Jan 2020 description
report Support to Life

1. Overview

On 24 January 2020 at 20:55 local time, an earthquake of 6.8 on the Richter scale hit the provinces of Elazığ and Malatya in Eastern Turkey, causing widespread destruction. According to official updates 24 hours after the disaster, the earthquake has killed 29 people, leaving 1,466 injured.

25 Jan 2020 description

Ankara/Budapest/Geneva, 25 January 2020 – Turkish Red Crescent (Türk Kizilay) is providing essential assistance to people affected by the 6.8 magnitude earthquake that struck eastern Turkey last night, near the district Sivrice in eastern Elazig province. The large quake was felt as far as northern Syria and Iraq and was followed by a series of aftershocks ranging from magnitude 5.4 to 3.3.

25 Jan 2020 description

Background

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Turkey at 8.55 pm local time on 24 January, at a depth of 15km and centred near the district of Sivrice in eastern Elazig province. According to Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD), soon after the initial quake, the province was shaken further by a series aftershocks ranging from between a magnitude 5.4 to 3.3. According to reports, the earthquake was felt in provinces as far as southern Adana and northern Samsun, along with northern Syria and Iraq.

25 Jan 2020 description
  • A strong earthquake of 6.7 M at a depth of 10 km hit Eastern Turkey on 24 January at 17:55 UTC (20:55 local time). The epicentre was located 11 km NE of Doganyol. The closest city to the epicentre is Elazig with a population of approximately 600,000 people.
  • According to GDACS, 3,500 people have been exposed to severe shaking and 220,000 people have experienced more.
  • As of 25 January at 08:30 UTC, at least 20 fatalities, more than 900 injured and dozens of buildings collapsed have been reported.