The Water of Harbiye Waterfall Decreased, Its Color Turned Yellow

The Water of Harbiye Waterfall Decreased, Its Color Turned Yellow

In the earthquakes that occurred on February 20, the water of Harbiye Waterfall, one of the natural beauties of Hatay, decreased after the earthquake and it was seen that its color turned yellow.

After two major earthquakes centered in Kahramanmaraş, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 and a magnitude of 5.8 occurred in Defne district of Hatay on February 20. After these earthquakes, the water of the Harbiye Waterfall, located in the Harbiye District of Defne district, decreased and an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.8 occurred. its color turned yellow. The water coming out of the spring, which is 8 kilometers away from the city center, forms the waterfall and then pours into the Asi River.

Harbiye Waterfall


Bektaş İşbilir, who has been operating at the point where the waterfall is for about 15 years, said, “We experienced an incredible situation in the earthquake. We went up and down like rope jumps in the first earthquake. It lasted for more than 1000. 1 minute. We experienced two earthquakes in a row. We did not leave the houses immediately, but we left a house in our Harbiye District. “There is no house, there is no house. After the earthquake stopped, we went down and saw that everything collapsed,” he said.

Harbiye Waterfall


Stating that the water of the waterfall is the water going to the Asi River from Antakya and Harbiye District, İşbilir said, “The water remaining here. We think that its direction may have changed after these earthquakes. “The water was completely muddy and visible in the earthquake. There is some recovery after the earthquake, but it still flows yellowish. “We think that if we don’t experience another earthquake, the water here will recover,” he said.

Harbiye Waterfall

Gül Demirci

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