People who have lived in İzmir were in panic because of the earthquake that was 6.2 earthquake severity. Upon this earthquake severity and the panic, Provincial Director of Enviroment and Urban Planning, Varan, said that the urban transformation workings should complete as soon as possible. The earthquake strucked in the Aegean Sea on 12 Jun, 2017 and people who are live in İzmir have felt the earthquake all around the İzmir. And a problem has come into a question again nowadays. How much are the housing safety in İzmir?
Provincial Director of Enviroment and Urban Planning, Varan explained something about that earthquake that was in about to Karaburun in Aegean Sea. He said, that İzmir should consist of safety and earthquake resistant buildings. Because the housing where are in İzmir are not earthquake resistant and safety in terms of earthquake.
According to statistics, earthquake which is 61 per cent of natural disasters are causing loss of life and property. Provincial Director of Enviroment and Urban Planning, Varan has added that big cities urban transformations should complete as soon as possible. He said that otherwise İzmir could be exposed crooked urbanization soon.
The Older Buildings Are not Earthquake Resistant
Provincial Director of Enviroment and Urban Planning, Varan, said that there were 19 million buildins but only 5 million buildings are safety in terms of earthquake. He means, there were 14 million buildins should be included to the urban transformation project. Also there are so many riscs about the city structres. If there will be any natural disaster in İzmir during the next 10 years, İzmir would have $ 30 billion damaging.