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 Updated: 1:49pm,14 Feb 2023 

Disaster Information

  • The first earthquake measured at 7.8 on the Richter scale at 9:17 am Malaysia time, with a 34-kilometre epicentre.

  • The second biggest earthquake measured at 7.5 on the Richter scale happened at 6:24 pm Malaysia time, with a 4-kilometre epicentre.

  • More than 24 aftershocks recorded over 5.0 on the Richter scale after the first quake.







6 Feb 2023

    • 11:30am - MAPIM Malaysia received news regarding the latest situation of the earthquake disaster in Turkiye.

    • 2:30pm - A special emergency meeting was held at WISMA MAPIM for the coordination of the Gaziantep & Syria Earthquake Relief Mission.

    • 2:45pm - The CEO of MAPIM Malaysia activates the "MAPIM Emergency Response Desk" for 48 Hours at the Ummah Hall to monitor the progress & data of the disaster.
      2.55pm - Launch of Gaziantep (Turkiye) & Syrian Border Earthquake Mission Emergency Fund by MAPIM Malaysia Chief Executive Officer (Dr.) Sani Araby Al-Kahery.

    • 5:13pm - SitRep from activists on the ground in Idlib-Syria reported severe destruction due to the earthquake with an unofficial death toll of around 250 people in Idlib and the surrounding area.

    • 6:30pm - Initial preparations of the Malaysian MAPIM delegation to Turkey at Wisma MAPIM and at MAPIM Warehouse, Bandar Serenia, Sepang.

  • 7 Feb 2023

    • 8:15am - Received a report that there was an airport runway closed due to earthquake damage.​​

    • 9:00am - Initial reports from sources on the ground that the death toll has risen to 1,870 people.

    • 9:30am - Coordination of information & digital operations of the Gaziantep (Turkiye) Earthquake Humanitarian Aid Mission and the Syrian Border started by MAPIM Strategic Center (MAGiC).

    • 3:00pm - Final preparations of the 11-person MAPIM Malaysia delegation.

    • 6:00pm - Special media conference by the Malaysian MAPIM delegation at the KLIA Departure Gate. The delegation was led by the Chief Executive Officer of MAPIM Malaysia (Dr.) Sani Araby Al-Kahery.​​

  • 8 Feb 2023

    • ​3:30pm - Malaysian MAPIM delegation arrived in Istanbul. The Malaysian MAPIM delegation was welcomed with waves, thanks, and cheers from the airport staff and the public.

    • 6:50pm - The Malaysian MAPIM delegation moves from Istanbul to Gaziantep by road to ground zero. The journey will take approximately 12 - 16 hours, depending on the condition of the road after the earthquake.

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  • 9 & 10 Feb 2023

    • The Malaysian MAPIM delegation arrived in the Kahramanmaras region and started a relief operation in the surrounding area.​​

    • Piles of concrete stones as high as 5-6 storey buildings due to the collapse of apartment complexes and office/business buildings.

    • Many families of the victims are still seen on the sides of the road waiting for help to arrive to find and rescue family members who are still trapped under the pile of concrete.

    • The low temperature of around -4°C makes SAR relief work difficult.

    • MAPIM Malaysia joined hands with TDV, the Turkish government's waqf agency, to distribute hot food, cold blankets, and take care of the remains.

  • 11 hingga 14 Feb 2023

    • The Malaysian MAPIM delegation is still in Kahramanmaras, Turkey assisting the Turkiye Government Endowment Agency (Turkiye Dinayet Vakfi) in managing the remains, providing hot food to the victims, search and rescue, and distributing other relief items such as mattresses, cold blankets, and heaters .

    • The increasingly cold weather conditions make it difficult for aid work, and expose the victims who are still waiting for efforts to find and rescue buried family members to health and safety risks.

    • MAPIM Malaysia hopes for the contribution of Malaysians to lighten the burden of Muslim brothers who are suspected to be in Turkey and Syria. Help can be extended through financial donations via the Swipe link below:

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