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USSR/ Turkey Earthquake Apr 1991 UNDRO Information Reports 1-4

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UNDRO 91/0725

USSR/TURKEY - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 1
29 APRIL 91

1. SEISMOLOGICAL OBSERVATORIES (SWEDEN, USSR, USA, TURKEY) REPORT EARTHQUAKE FELT IN ARMENIAN AND GEORGIAN SSRS, AND IN EASTERN BORDER AREA OF TURKEY. QUAKE WAS MONITORED AROUND 9.15 A.M. GMT ON 29 APRIL 91 AND MEASURED ON RICHTER SCALE AT 7.2 IN SWEDEN AND USA AND AT 5.7 BY TURKISH RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CF. DEC 88 EARTHQUAKE IN ARMENIAN SSR: 6.9 ON RICHTER SCALE).

2. LOCATION OF EPICENTRE IS AROUND CITY OF KUTAISI, SECOND BIGGEST CITY IN GEORGIAN SSR.

3. UNDP/UNDRO RESIDENT REPRESENTATIVE IN TURKEY REPORTS THAT TREMORS WERE FELT IN BORDER AREAS OF ARDAHAN, ARTVIN, GOLE AND KARS. NO LOSS OF LIFE OR PROPERTY INDICATED SO FAR.

4. NO DETAILS YET AVAILABLE ON IMPACT IN USSR.

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UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10
UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23
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UNDRO 91/0735
USSR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 2
30 APRIL 91

1. USSR AUTHORITIES THROUGH UNDRO REPRESENTATIVE IN MOSCOW REPORT
49 DEAD, 360 INJURED. 17,000 HOUSES DESTROYED. EIGHTY PER CENT DAMAGE TO HOSPITALS AND SCHOOLS.

2. MAIN DAMAGE/DESTRUCTION IS REGISTERED IN REGION OF CITIES DZHAVA, KVAISI, ONI, AMBROLAURI, SACHKHERE, CHIATURA.

3. NATIONAL RESCUE AND RELIEF OPERATIONS UNDERWAY. FOODSTUFFS AND MEDICAL DRUGS BEING SHIPPED.

4. LRCS AND SOVIET RED CROSS ASSESSMENT TEAM INCLUDING MEDICAL PERSONNEL FROM LRCS DELEGATION/ARMENIA ARRIVED IN DISASTER AREA.

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UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10
UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23
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UNDRO 91/0743
USSR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 3
2 MAY 91

1. WEATHER CONDITIONS HARSH IN MOUNTAINOUS REGIONS AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKE. AUTHORITIES INDICATE PRELIMINARY FIGURE OF 60,000 HOMELESS. SOME PLACES INACCESSIBLE OWING TO LANDSLIDES.

2. LRCS/SOVIET RED CROSS ASSESSMENT TEAM REPORTS MOST DAMAGE IN CITY AND SURROUNDINGS OF SACHKHERE. OTHER REGIONS SURVEYED ESTIMATED TO HAVE SUFFERED 50 TO 95 PER CENT STRUCTURAL DAMAGE.

3. LRCS AND RED CROSS TEAM EXPECTS TO BE ABLE TO COVER IMMEDIATE RELIEF NEEDS IDENTIFIED SO FAR.

4. UNDRO HAS NOT BEEN REQUESTED BY USSR GOVT TO LAUNCH APPEAL FOR INTERNATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

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UNDRO EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER: +41-22-733 20 10
UNDRO TELEX: 414242 DRO CH
UNDRO FAX: +41-22-733 56 23
UNIENET E-MAIL: ID UNX008


UNDRO 91/0773
USSR - EARTHQUAKE
UNDRO INFORMATION REPORT NO. 4
7 MAY 91

1. FIELD ASSESSMENTS BY GOVT AUTHORITIES, LRCS/RED CROSS AND INTERNATIONAL RESCUE CORPS (UK) NOW ESTIMATE UP TO 270 DEAD, SOME 1,500 INJURED (OF WHOM 1,000 RECEIVED HOSPITAL TREATMENT). 250,000 ESTIMATED TO BE AFFECTED BY EARTHQUAKE OF WHOM 160,000 LOST THEIR HOMES.

2. HALF OF BUILDINGS IN DISASTER AREA DESTROYED, INCLUDING 52 SCHOOLS AND 18 HOSPITALS. PARTIAL STRUCTURAL DAMAGE VARIES FROM 50 TO 95 PER CENT. SYSTEMS NOT FUNCTIONING FOR WATER AND ELECTRICITY SUPPLY, SEWERAGE AND TELECOMMUNCATIONS. TOTAL DAMAGE ESTIMATED AT 3 BILLION ROUBLES (US DLRS 1.7 BILLION).

3. ACCESS TO DISASTER AREA STILL HAMPERED BY LANDSLIDES. REGIONS OF ABROLAURI, DZHAVA, ONI, SACHKHERE DECLARED EMERGENCY ZONES.

4. LRCS HAS LAUNCHED AN APPEAL AMOUNTING TO CHF 1,970,000.

5. GOVT HAS NOT REQUESTED UNDRO TO LAUNCH AN INTERNATIONAL APPEAL.

6. CONTRIBUTIONS

GOVERNMENTS
USD
JAPAN
CASH
300,000
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