7.2-Magnitude Earthquake in Turkey Kills Hundreds, Damages Thousands of Buildings
Published: October 24, 2011 | Country: United States
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A 7-2-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Turkey on October 23, causing widespread damage and injuries.
As of October 24, several hundred people were estimated to have been killed by the earthquake; several thousands of buildings have been damaged or destroyed. Complete casualty and damage estimates will likely not be known for several days.
Organizations in affected regions should be mindful of the possibility of aftershocks, which have already been reported following the initial earthquake. While aftershocks are typically of lower magnitude than the initial event, that is not always the case. Additionally, if structures have been jeopardized from the initial ground motion, these aftershocks could create risks to those structures—even if the aftershock is of a lower magnitude.
Risk managers and business owners can continue to find relevant content on Marsh’s Disaster Recovery Portal, including a post-event action plan, guidance on mitigating earthquake risks and information on various Marsh services, including:
Marsh's local dedicated claims team and client executives are ready to support our clients with business recovery efforts. The local teams are supported by our regional and international claims teams, including a team of specialists for large or complex claims.
If you have business interests in the affected area, would like to review your business continuity planning, or have questions regarding your insurance cover, please contact your local Marsh Relationship Manager or:
- Haldun Inan, Marsh Claims (+90 549 355 4510, email@example.com);
- Handan Aysever, Marsh Claims (+90 549 355 5418, firstname.lastname@example.org);
- The Marsh Catastrophe Hotline at +1 866 252 7492; or
- Marsh Risk Consulting’s hotline at +1 212 345 9589 (+1 866 928 7475 within the U.S. and Canada).
To file a claim within the U.S., contact your client executive or send an email to the appropriate address listed below: