Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
16.2- Disasters by Types

Natural disasters 

 

Technological accidents

 

Natural disasters are impact indicators and technological accidents are pressure indicators. According to Natural Disaster Archive Data Bank of Turkey (TABB), 27,035 disasters occurred between 1990 and 2017 (highway/vehicle accidents excluded). When disaster numbers have been evaluated between 1990 and 2017, it was seen that landslides took the first place by 7616 (28.2%). This was followed by 2705 (10%) urban fires and other fires, 1871 (6.9%) earthquakes (constituting damage).

27,118 people have lost their lives between 1990 and 2017 by disasters occurred in Turkey (highway/vehicle accidents not included). The highest death occurred by earthquakes (constituting damage) with a number of 24,348 (89.8%).

 

GRAPH 129- TYPE AND THE OCCURANCES OF DISASTERS AND THE NUMBER OF DEATH

ACCORDING TO NATIONAL DISASTER ARCHIVE DATA BANK OF TURKEY (TABB) BETWEEN 1990-2017

Source:  https://tabb-analiz.afad.gov.tr/Genel/Raporlar.aspx

Note: highway/vehicle accidents excluded