Two more earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.4 and 5.8 in Hatay
According to AFAD, two earthquakes, 6.4 and 5.8, occurred in Hatay. 6 people lost their lives in the earthquakes, 294 people were injured. Health Minister Koca announced that the condition of 18 people is serious.
According to the data of the Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency, at 20.04, an earthquake of 6.4 magnitude was recorded in the Defne district of Hatay, and 3 minutes later, the epicenter was again in the Samandağ district of Hatay, with a magnitude of 5.8. The earthquake in Defne district occurred at a depth of 16.74 kilometers and the Samandağ-centered earthquake occurred at a depth of 7 kilometers.
After the earthquake, which was also felt in the surrounding provinces, warnings were issued in Hatay, Mersin and Antalya to avoid the risk of sea level rise, and the warning was withdrawn.
Aftershocks of earthquakes continue.
10.04 | After the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Hatay, the search and rescue work was completed.
According to the information received, after the 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in the Defne district of Hatay and the subsequent 5.8 magnitude aftershock centered in the Samandağ district, no one remained under the rubble.
09.25 | EXPLANATION FROM AFAD:
According to the statement made by AFAD, 90 aftershocks occurred after the 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes. 6 people lost their lives, 294 people were injured, 18 of them seriously.
In the statement made, “According to the information received from SAKOM, 294 of our citizens, 18 of whom were severe, were treated by the health units in various hospitals in the surrounding area. Unfortunately, 6 of our citizens lost their lives.” it was said.
07.24 | LIFE LOSS RISE TO 6
While trying to get their belongings from their flats in the 4-storey damaged building in the central district of Hatay, Antakya Gazi District, the bodies of 2 more people who were left in the wreckage of the building destroyed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Defne, were found. The loss of life increased to 6 in the 6.4 and 5.8 earthquakes that occurred in Hatay yesterday evening.
06.07 | While trying to get their belongings from their flats in the damaged 4-storey building in the central district of Hatay, Antakya Gazi District, the lifeless body of 1 person was removed from the wreckage 10 hours later. Crews continue to work on the wreckage.
05.42 | Due to the risk of the building being completely destroyed at any moment, the miners in the TTK team first reinforced the building debris with pigskin fortifications. Afterwards, it was determined that the people who found the debris were Servet Cüneydoğlu (32) and his relative Hüseyin Cüneydoğlu, and Maspahi (30), a Syrian national whose surname could not be learned.
05.41 | While trying to get their belongings from their flats in the 4-storey damaged building in the central district of Hatay, Antakya Gazi Mahallesi, 9.5 hours were left behind in the search and rescue efforts initiated for the 3 people who were left in the wreckage of the building destroyed in the 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Defne. Immediately after the earthquake, many teams were sent to the region. In the examination, it was understood that the 4-storey building was destroyed when it fell on the apartment next to it, and the first two floors were completely wrecked. Voice contact was made with 3 people in the wreckage, to which two dogs with sensitive noses reacted.
03.16 | Health Minister Koca: A total of 95 patients hospitalized in Hatay Medical Faculty and Iskenderun and Reyhanlı State Hospitals were referred to Adana and Dörtyol hospitals as a precaution after two new earthquakes. Our Field Hospitals are on duty in Hatay. Our occupancy rates in Adana and Dörtyol are quite low.
02:21 | NEW EARTHQUAKE IN SAMANDAĞ AND NURHAK
After the earthquakes that started after 6.4 and 5.8 in the evening in Hatay, new aftershocks are experienced. At 01:56, 4.2 earthquakes occurred in Hatay Samandag and at 02:21 in Maraş Nurhak, 4.4 earthquakes occurred.
01:45 | 18 OF 294 INJURED PEOPLE ARE SERIOUS
Health Minister Fahrettin Koca: We have 294 injured in the two earthquakes we experienced tonight in Hatay. Unfortunately, the condition of 18 of them is serious. After the first medical intervention, they were transferred to Adana and Dörtyol by air and land. Field Hospitals in all our districts continue to provide the necessary service for our patients.
01:15 | Kahramanmaraş Governorate announced that no adverse events were encountered in Kahramanmaraş due to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in the Defne district of Hatay.
01:10 | According to the statement of Mersin Governorship; On Tuesday, 21.02.2023 (Tomorrow), education was suspended for “1 day” in our province. In addition, pregnant and disabled personnel working in public institutions and female personnel who have children at the age of 10 and younger will be considered on administrative leave.
01:00 | Kilis Governor’s Office reported that a barn collapsed in the Musabeyli district in the 6.4-magnitude earthquake centered in the Defne district of Hatay, and there was no loss of life.
00:15 | Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced that 3 people lost their lives and 213 people were injured in the earthquakes of 6.4 and 5.8 in Hatay.
00:10 | AFAD: After the earthquakes in Hatay, the warning about the sea level rise, which was given as a precautionary measure with the warning of the Kandilli Observatory, was removed as a result of the evaluations.
23:25 | After the Hatay-centered earthquake, DHA recorded that Iskenderun State Hospital and Mustafa Kemal University Research and Application Hospital were evacuated.
MINISTER KIRİŞCI: THERE IS NO SITUATION threatening the safety of the dam
Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Vahit Kirişçi said, “After two earthquakes in Hatay, our DSI teams are inspecting our dams in the region.
SOYLU ANNOUNCED: 3 LOSS OF LIVES IN EARTHQUAKE
Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu announced that 3 people lost their lives and 213 people were injured in the earthquakes of 6.4 and 5.8 in Hatay.
Soylu also noted that search and rescue operations were carried out in 3 wrecks during the earthquake.
DAMAGED BUILDING FROM ANTAKYA, WHICH WERE TAKEN, DESTROYED IN HATAY EARTHQUAKE: 3 PEOPLE UNDER WASH
One of the 4 people who were caught in the earthquake while they were buying goods from their house in the 3-storey damaged building in Antakya Gazi District managed to get out, while 3 people remained under the rubble of the destroyed building. AFAD and TTK, JAK and TAK teams directed to the region started a search and rescue operation in the wreckage. The wreckage is quite risky and crews are struggling to continue their work due to the successive aftershocks.
SOME BUILDINGS IN ISKENDERUN DESTROYED
Two earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 occurred in the Defne district of Hatay and 5.8 in the Samandag district. After the earthquakes, it was seen that some damaged buildings were demolished in the Iskenderun district of Hatay.
KAHRAMANMARAŞ GOVERNORSHIP: NOT REFLECTED TO ANY NEGATIVES
Kahramanmaraş Governorate announced that no adverse events were encountered in Kahramanmaraş due to the 6.4 magnitude earthquake centered in the Defne district of Hatay.
While the Hatay AFAD Coordination Center was evacuated, the Hatay Governorate received the most damage among public buildings.
A large part of the historic building was demolished and became completely unusable. Police took security measures around the building.
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