In collaboration with Friends of Fethiye, AKUT Fethiye cordially invites you to an Earthquake Awareness Presentation on 16th November 2019, at 16:00, at the Fethiye Cultural Centre, Beşkaza Square, Fethiye. Entry is FREE.
The presentation will cover the following topics:
- A Brief History
- Types of Disasters
- What is an Earthquake?
- Earthquakes and Turkey
- What to do
- Before an Earthquake
- During an Earthquake
- After an Earthquake
- Q & A Session
The largest earthquakes on record to hit Fethiye were in 1957. The first earthquake hit at 21:17 hours local time on April 24, 1957 and lasted 25 seconds having a magnitude of 7.1; a stronger second quake occurred at 04:26 hours on April 25; this one lasted for 60 seconds and had a magnitude of 7.3. The devastation was almost total.
AKUT was established in 1996, and is one of the leading search and rescue organisations in Turkey, and is a pivotal player in raising awareness in preparation for emergency situations, setting the benchmark by gaining classification by the United Nations International Search and Rescue Advisory Group in 2011.
With over 200 permanent members and another 2000 volunteer members, AKUT owns state of the art technology that can be mobilised in an instant. With local branches across 32 provinces in Turkey as well as Istanbul on call 24/7, AKUT is always standing by, ready to accept the duty of serving people in need both inside and outside Turkey.