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Turkey - Earthquake update (GDACS, AFAD, Copernicus EMS, MGM) (ECHO Daily Flash of 28 January 2020)

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  • The number of fatalities in Elazig and Malatya provinces (central-eastern Turkey) has increased to 41, after the earthquake of 6.7M occurred in Sivrice District on 24 January.

  • Search and rescue operations have ended. The Turkish Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) reports that the number of damaged buildings has increased to 11,032, of which 274 are destroyed.

  • The EU's Copernicus emergency satellite mapping service was activated for the affected area on 24 January after the request from AFAD, and 14 grading maps have been produced.

  • Cold temperatures, moderate rain and snow are forecast over Elazig and Malatya on 28-29 January.