Turkey Earthquake Resources and Maps

On Sunday, southeastern Turkey was shaken by a 7.2 magnitude earthquake, causing major damage and taking hundreds of lives. The death toll has risen to at least 459 people and more than 1,350 people are injured.

You can view the approximate location of the earthquake by using this KMZ file, generated by user ‘Groovy23’ in the Google Earth Community.

Also Google has launched Person Finder, a crisis-response tool, that allows people to report missing persons. This site can be embedded into other sites and the data can be downloaded.


1. ESRI Turkey Earthquake Map – displays the origin and magnitude of the earthquake along with social media.

2. Google Crisis Response Turkey Earthquake – shows Turkish Red Crescent Branches, crisis management centers, and crowdmap reports.

3. Turkish Humanitarian Response Map – shows humanitarian response and relief efforts as of Oct 26th.

4. USGS Tectonic Summary – gives an overview of the Turkey earthquake with a poster displaying several maps of the earthquake.

Source: Google Earth Blog; Google Person Finder; ReliefWeb; Google Crisis Response; MCEER

Picture from: New York Times

Map from: BBC

Sachiye Day, VERTICES intern. sachiye@vertices.com

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