Approximately 38,000 aftershocks occurred in Turkish since the husband of Earthquakes in early February hit the southeast region of Country, professor Orhan Tatar, Disaster and Emergency Management Agency (AFAD) general manager of earthquake response and risk Limit, he said recently.
He talks to Anadolu Agency (AA) in the future of A seminar in Central Sivas province, Tatar indicated that the number of Measurement of aftershocks in Period of About 3.5 months later than the average number of Earthquakes recorded by the AFAD Earthquake Administration in a yearwhich is about 22,000.
Emphasis on scope of The impact and devastation after February 6, Tatar said, “When you look at it, we are talking about a really massive catastrophe that affected 11 provinces. in a period of nine hours. When we look everywhere historyThere is no such natural disaster left 500 km (310 mi) surface fracture, with impact on a area the size of approximately 20,000 square kilometres.
Recall that figure of Aftershocks touched 5.0 degrees in times Big, the Tatars saw that particular rock that comes view After earthquakes form a great risk.
“the death of four of Our teachers as result of a rock in Adana is still sad us. That’s why we are need be careful in Places with Like these rockslides, in particular in Residential areas close to residential areas. Disaster and Emergency Management has conducted many field studies on This topic is after the earthquake. After these works, many settlements, in risk of Roqueval, evacuated. But there are still places in the countryside which may be exposed to such risks after these aftershocks.”
pointing to success Türkiye has achieved relevant recovery Rehabilitation efforts in the aftermath of the earthquakes, Tatar said, “In this sense, we cannot be more proud of Our country and our state.
However, the Tatars also He mentioned that Türkiye is a “earthquake-prone country,” adding that there is active Fault lines in which earthquakes can occur at any moment in Türkiye.
These fault lines have potential of generate earthquakes of With a strength of 5.0-5.5 and above, anytime, anywhere.”
Pointing out that the earthquakes have paved the way way for Türkiye , international community and researchers to earn more experience Related to disaster management, Tatar said that the common opinion of All researchers who He visited the country after February 6 is that it is not easy to recover from this disaster in Such a short term of time.
“Our country is a country with high potential of Exposure to disasters. Not only earthquakes however also various Natural phenomena such as floods, landslides, rockslides, sinkholes… We therefore have great importance riskLimiting our activities need action to prevent such events turning into disasters.
More than 50,000 people While hundreds were killed in the 11 provinces hit by the February 6 earthquake, while hundreds were killed of thousands more were injured and millions He was left homeless.