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Kahramanmaras Earthquake Update ( February 9, 2023)

Kahramanmaras Earthquake Update ( February 9, 2023)

Two earthquakes of magnitude 7.7 and 7.6 occurred in Kahramanmaraş. The earthquake caused great destruction in Kahramanmaraş, Kilis, Diyarbakır, Adana, Osmaniye, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Adiyaman, Malatya and Hatay. According to the last minute statement made by AFAD, the number of people who lost their lives in the earthquakes increased to 12 thousand 873. 62 thousand 937 people were injured in the earthquake.

The number of dead and injured is increasing after the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD) reported that 12 thousand 873 people lost their lives and 62 thousand 937 people were injured in the Kahramanmaraş-based earthquakes as of 07.45.

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According to a written statement made by AFAD, 1117 aftershocks occurred after the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes centered in Pazardzhik and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmaras.

The loss of life in the provinces of Kahramanmaraş, Gaziantep, Şanlıurfa, Diyarbakır, Adana, Adiyaman, Osmaniye, Hatay, Kilis, Malatya and Elazığ was 12 thousand 873. 62 thousand 937 people were also injured in the earthquakes.

24 Thousand 727 search and rescue personnel of AFAD, PAK, JAK, JÖAK, DISAK, Coast Guard, Dec, Güven, fire brigade, emancipation, Ministry of National Education, NGOs and international teams are working in the region.

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The number of search and rescue personnel from other countries is 5 thousand 709.

The number of field personnel assigned from AFAD, Police, Gendarmerie, MSB, UMKE, ambulance teams, volunteers, local security and local support teams, as well as the number of personnel serving in the region has reached 113 thousand 201.

137 thousand 929 tents and 1 million 255 thousand 500 blankets were shipped to 10 cities that were heavily affected by the earthquake by AFAD, the Ministry of Family and Social Services and the Red Crescent, and the installation of 92 thousand 738 family living tents was completed.

A total of 95 mobile kitchens, 79 catering vehicles, 1 mobile soup kitchen, 4 mobile bakeries, 39 sahara kitchens, 1 container kitchen and 86 service vehicles were shipped to the region from the Red Crescent, AFAD, MSB, Gendarmerie and Non-Governmental Organizations (IHH, Hayrat, Bashir, Initiative Associations).


The Ministry of National Defense (MSB) reported that the evacuation of injured people in the earthquake zone continued with helicopters belonging to the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK).

“We have continued the evacuation of injured people from the earthquake zone continuously with our helicopters, even under night conditions,”the MSB’s social media account shared in the statement.


Military helicopters delivered relief supplies to earthquake victims in the mountainous villages of Nurdağı and Islahiye districts of Gaziantep, which were affected by the 7.7 and 7.6 magnitude earthquakes centered on Kahramanmaraş.

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Within the scope of the earthquake studies in Gaziantep, coordinated by the Minister of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change Murat Kurum, the relief materials organized by AFAD were delivered to the villages in the mountainous areas by military helicopters.

Assistance under the supervision and coordination of the Gaziantep Provincial Gendarmerie Command, 5. Gathering at the Armored Brigade Command, its soldiers were transported by personnel to military helicopters. Then, 5 helicopters took off and landed in 15 mountain villages of Islahiye and Nurdağı districts in 17 sorties. aid materials consisting of 7,2 tons of drinking water and food parcels, 87 tents, 2 thousand 400 baby diapers and 700 blankets were distributed to the earthquake victims by military personnel.

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In a statement made by AFAD, “Our teams have completed the search and rescue Deconstruction in Şanlıurfa. Our search and rescue teams in Şanlıurfa have been Decommissioned to other provinces where the work is continuing with urgency,” it was said.

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