Türkiye Earthquake Situation Report

February 10, 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

1,604 tremors were felt between 6-10 February; aftershocks could last up to two years.

Priority geographical areas: The earthquakes severely affected the 10 provinces of Kahramanmaras, Adana, Hatay, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir, Malatya, Sanliurfa, Kilis and Osmaniye, where about 12.7 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 in population in southern areas around Hatay, up to 85% compared to the past three months. Areas to the east and west, including Gaziantep, on the other hand, showed persistent elevated population increase, up to 100% compared to the baseline.

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. Assessments of structural vulnerabilities of buildings ongoing throughout the region.

Health: As of 10 February afternoon, 77,711 injured people and 19,388 deaths were reported, a caseload already higher than the past worst earthquake (17,000 deaths in 1999). Casualties numbers are still 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. Water is undrinkable in 40 neighborhoods in Gaziantep.

Logistics: 309 kilometers of road across Hatay, Maras, Malatya, Osmaniye, Adana and Adiyaman were still affected by the earthquake or bad weather conditions. As of 9 February, OCHA reports the airport in Hatay has been repaired and is open to ambulance airplanes.

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, despite 142,000 national personnel on site and almost 7,000 international. 81,145 people were evacuated as of 10 February.

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