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Are earthquakes a problem in Kalkan?
Whilst Kalkan and the surrounding area did suffer an earthquake as recently as 1957, this was relatively minor in comparison to those suffered elsewhere in Turkey.
Over recent years residents have experienced the odd rumble, but then again so do people living in England. Kalkan felt a strong tremor on 10th June 2012, from an earthquake (magnitude 6.0), with an epicentre some 50 km north west, in the Mediterranean Sea.
If you have any specific concerns about your property, for example if it was in an area impacted by the 1957 earthquake, you can consult a geological engineer for advice.
Recently built property should be reinforced to provide some protection against earthquakes. If in doubt, consult your builder or a qualified architect.
Earthquakes in Turkey
The main problems arise on the northern edge of this plate, known as the North Anatolian Fault Line. This forms an arc from the Sea of Marmara, in north-west Turkey down to Lake Van in the south-east of the country. This fault line is where all the major quakes have taken place, including the 1999 quake close to Istanbul, which claimed over 18,000 lives.
Fortunately for us, in Kalkan, we have not suffered any major quakes for many years. However, one can never say never, and if you own property in Kalkan you need to ensure you have earthquake insurance, including mandatory Dask cover. See our article on Insurance in the Knowledge Bank/Finance section.
Interesting earthquake websites
This website shows all recent earthquake activity. www.emsc-csem.org. We are the Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Here is another interesting website from the USA on earthquakes. About Earthquakes
You can subscribe to a free email earthquake notification service. You may specify what region you want reporting, (e.g. Turkey), and you can set a trigger level for the strength of the quake you want to hear about. To subscribe to this free service click here: https://sslearthquake.usgs.gov/ens/
If you have an iPod or iPad, you can get a free earthquake monitoring application. Search for 'earthquake lite'.
What to do if there is an earthquake?
The following link takes you to a PDF document, produced by Fethiye Belediye, giving advice on surviving a major earthquake. www.fethiye.bel.tr/dosya/earthquakes.pdf
NEREDEYIM - Where am I?
("Neredeyim" literally means, "Where am I").
The number you need to call in an emergency - 112
N.B. If you call 112 from a land line, the emergency services immediately know where you are - they have the address where the phone is registered. This may be helpful if you would find it hard to provide directions. However in an earthquake scenario, the lines may be down anyway.
It's something worth thinking about, however if the most convenient and fastest way of calling is by using a mobile phone, then clearly, in an emergency, you should use that.
|Last Updated on Thursday, 21 November 2013|