Action Taken For Possible Bingol Earthquake

Action Taken For Possible Bingol Earthquake

After the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes, inspection work was started in the risky buildings in Bingöl by the relevant institutions. In Bingöl, where 361 buildings were examined, 165 heavily damaged buildings were identified. It was stated that in a possible Bingol earthquake, Tunceli, Erzincan, Erzurum, Muş, Diyarbakir, Elazig and Bitlis, especially in the center of Bingol, are among the provinces that will be affected by this earthquake.

After the experts’ statements about the critical earthquake for Bingöl-Karlıova, the authorities in Bingöl took action.

In Bingöl, where earthquakes with a magnitude of 7.7 and 7.6 were felt in Pazarcık and Elbistan districts of Kahramanmaraş, the Provincial Directorate of Environment, Urbanization and Climate Change, Bingöl Municipality, building inspection companies and the Union of Turkish Engineers and Architects Chambers started inspections in risky buildings.

Teams are working on buildings to determine how prepared the city’s buildings are for a possible Bingol earthquake. After the study, an inventory of risky structures will be taken.


Bingöl Mayor Erdal Arıkan said that after the earthquakes that occurred in Kahramanmaraş on February 6, they started to work with a technical team of 70 people, and a comprehensive investigation was carried out in the city center and districts.

Arıkan stated that the buildings in Bingöl should be made risk analysis and the areas that need to be demolished or that can be demolished should be determined and said, “After this earthquake, we really need to take a big lesson. We need to take new measures. Recently. In our province, very serious warnings were made about earthquakes. After bringing the possibility of an earthquake to the agenda, we, as institutions and citizens, have some work to do.” aforementioned.

Bingol Earthquake

Explaining that they have started working in the center and in the countryside, Arıkan announced that they will share the analysis soon.

Arıkan explained the work done as follows:

“We have an action planning preparation before and after the earthquake. We will determine a new roadmap in this regard, especially together with the relevant institutions. Search and rescue teams have become much more equipped in the field and their numbers have increased in both maritime transport. coordination and during and after the earthquake. Especially housing and containers. .We started a large-scale study on the establishment of the city. Our citizens should trust our municipality and related institutions in this regard. I hope we will exhibit. The best example of cooperation and solidarity is here. I hope Bingöl is fully prepared, ready for a possible earthquake, before and after it. We will make it ready. “


Union of Chambers of Turkish Engineers and Architects Bingöl Branch President and Civil Engineer Emre Bulşu stated that they started to work on risky structures in the city after the Pazarcık and Elbistan-centered earthquakes.

Bingol Earthquake

Stating that Bingöl was also affected by the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes, Bulşu said, “Until February 21, 361 structures were examined. 165 heavy damage and 3 dents were detected in the examinations. In addition, our city is at the intersection of earthquakes. It is located in the most risky areas, which he insists on.” aforementioned.

Bulşu said that Tunceli, Erzincan, Erzurum, Muş, Diyarbakır, Elazığ and Bitlis are among the provinces that will be affected by this earthquake, especially in the center of Bingöl. These structures are among the risky structures due to their iron, concrete and technical inadequacies. aforementioned.

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