Türkiye Earthquake Situation Report

February 9, 2023
Daily Situation Report

*This report is a product of the DEEP Remote Analysis Team comprising analysts and other professionals from Data Friendly Space (DFS). DFS wants to acknowledge the significant contributions of its staff to the analytical process, as well as their roles in the publication and finalisation of this report. The DEEP Remote Analysis Team has worked to ensure the integrity and accuracy of the findings presented herein. DFS appreciates the collaborative effort in bringing forth this comprehensive report, reflecting the combined expertise of all teams involved.

Key Developments

1,117 tremors were felt from the first earthquake to morning 9 February. Experts estimate that aftershocks could last up to two years.

Priority geographical areas: The earthquakes severely affected an area of around 450 kilometers, from Adana in the west to Diyarbakır in the east and 300 kilometers from Malatya in the north to Hatay in the south in Türkiye, including the main cities of Gaziantep, Adana,
Hatay, Kahramanmaraş, Malatya, Kilis, Osmaniye, Diyarbakir, Adiyaman and Sanliurfa in Türkiye, where about 13.5 million people are residing.

Priority needs: Shelter, heating, NFIs, food items and health are the short-term priority needs.

Priority affected groups: At least 70,000 people are displaced. Crisis Ready reports an overall decline of 82% of the population in Karamanmaraș in the afternoon of Monday 6 February. Nearby towns of Nurdagi, Merkez, and Pazarcik recorded similar rates, between 78% to 85%.

Shelter/NFIs: Official figures stand at 6,444 buildings collapsed, but the disaster management agency received reports of more than 11,340 buildings destroyed. At least 150,000 people are homeless but about 380,000 people took refuge in shelters on 7 February.

Health: As of 9 February, 3:30 pm local time, 66,132 injured people and 16,546 deaths were reported. As the 96 hours after the initial earthquake approaches, chances of survival are significantly decreasing and casualties numbers are expected to rise significantly. Around 15 hospitals in the 10 provinces have been damaged.

WASH: Preliminary reports from STL indicate that there is no access to drinking water in Hatay. High drinking water needs were also observed in Diyarbakır.

Logistics: 309 kilometers of road across Hatay, Maras, Malatya, Osmaniye, Adana and Adiyaman were still affected by the earthquake or bad weather conditions.

Education: Schools are closed countrywide until 20 February.

Response: While assistance is scaling up, with a 3-month state of emergency declared in 10 provinces, it remains largely overstretched, with not enough teams and equipment to attend to all people trapped under rubbles and provide assistance to people left homeless.

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