16.2- Disasters by Types
Natural disasters are impact indicators and technological accidents are pressure indicators. According to Natural Disaster Archive Data Bank of Turkey (TABB), 26,993 disasters occurred between 1990 and 2016 (highway/vehicle accidents excluded). When disaster numbers have been evaluated between 1990 and 2016, it was seen that landslides took the first place by 7614 (28.2%). This was followed by 2700 (10%) urban fires and other fires, 1871 (6.9%) earthquakes (constituting damage).
27,112 people have lost their lives between 1990 and 2016 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 126- TYPE AND THE OCCURANCES OF DISASTERS AND THE NUMBER OF DEATH ACCORDING TO NATIONAL DISASTER ARCHIVE DATA BANK OF TURKEY (TABB) BETWEEN 1990-2016