After the magnitude 7.7 earthquake that hit the square in Kahramanmaras and aftershocks that swept many provinces, the expected earthquake in Istanbul came to mind again. Experts say that the earthquake that will occur in Istanbul will have a magnitude of 7.5. We have told you which cities will be affected by the big Istanbul earthquake, which areas of Istanbul are earthquake-resistant and vulnerable, and to what extent is the earthquake-prone area of ​​Istanbul.

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Which cities will be affected by the big Istanbul earthquake?

The earthquake that is expected to occur in the Sea of ​​Marmara is called the Istanbul earthquake. This causes the misconception that the earthquake in question will only affect Istanbul. On the contrary, it is said that this earthquake will affect every city on the coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara. In other words, this earthquake will affect not only Istanbul and Balıkesir. It should be known that Yalova, Bursa, Kocaeli, Çanakkale, Istanbul, Tekirdag and Balıkesir, which have the coast of the Sea of ​​Marmara, will be severely affected by the earthquake.

The earthquake that occurred in the Sea of ​​Marmara in 1766 was felt in European countries such as Italy and Austria and caused great destruction in the Sea of ​​Marmara area.

What are the earthquake-resistant and vulnerable areas of Istanbul?

Great Istanbul earthquake

Following the devastating earthquakes that have occurred over the past few days, citizens living in the Marmara region have begun to study the earthquake risk map in Istanbul. Here are the earthquake-resistant and vulnerable areas of Istanbul.

Areas closest to the fault line of the earthquake in Istanbul

Bakirkoy, Beylikduzu, Gungoren, Zeytinburnu, Bahçelievler, Fatih, Avcilar, Büyükçekmece, Adalar, Atasehir, Umraniye, Maltepe, Kartal, Pendik, Sultanbeyli, Sancaktepe, Tuzla, Kadikoy and Uskudar are the first risk areas closest to the fault lines. map.

Areas of Istanbul that will be most affected by the earthquake

According to experts, Beyoglu, the oldest district in terms of the age of buildings, stands out as the most dangerous district in Istanbul. Fatih, which ranks second after Beyoglu, is considered the area most affected by the earthquake. In addition to these two districts, Hagia Sophia, Suleymaniye, Edirnekapı, Küçükçekmece Menekshe-Kanari and Kumhuriet districts, Avcilar, Zeytinburnu, Bakirkoy, Florya, Devebagyrtan Buyukcekmece district, Gyurpinar Pekmez district and Pynarkent together with Beylikduz and Beylikdüz Silivri, Tekirdag and Marmara-Ereglisi will be seriously affected by the expected earthquake.

Areas with an average risk of earthquakes in Istanbul

Besiktas, Ortaköy Dereboyu, Istinye Quarry, Tarabya Quarry, Uskudar Quarry, Beylerbeyi Quarry, Küçuksu Quarry, Paşabahce-Beykoz Quarry, Çayırbashi Quarry, Karakoy, Tofane, Salpazarı, Ortakoy (filled sections), Eyüp, Satakhce and Balatley Gyungören Coastal Area, Kadikoy (Kurbahalidere), Fashion (part facing the sea), Küçükyaly, Kartal (part of Rahmanlar), Tuzla (part of the stream), Dilovasi, Eminonu (Jankurtaran, Shehzadebashi, Fatih, Charshamba, south of Edirnekapi) part), Topkapi, Bakirkoy, Bahcelievler , Merter, Shirinevler (part), Halkali, Nakkashdere, Esenkent, Omerli, Buyukchekmece, Tepechik (Tepechik, Akoren and the southern part of Pomak), Selimpasha, Silivri, Bagh, Gyumyushyaka, Kavakly, Yakuplu, Esenyurt, Avdzhilar, Ambarli, Firuzkoy, Kyuchukchekmece , Floria, Yesilkoy, Atakoy and Zeytinburnu.

Areas with a high risk of earthquakes in Istanbul

Zeytinburnu Ayamama stream, parts of Ataköy, Floria (landslide areas to the west of it), banks of Küçükçekmece, Nakkashdere alluvial deposits east of Lake Küçükçekmece, Azaply region (lower parts of Altınşehir), Ispartakule (western parts of Alibey Peninsula), Canary Islands (Firuzköy) . ) coasts), Esenkent, Avcilar (shores overlooking Lake Küçükçekmece and the Sea of ​​Marmara), Ambarli and Haramidere.

What earthquake zone is located in Istanbul?

Great Istanbul earthquake

When we look at the earthquake risk map of Turkey, Istanbul is in both the second and third group and is among the high earthquake risk provinces. While some areas of Istanbul, located on the North Anatolian fault line, are at high risk of earthquakes, some areas pose a lower risk.

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