Turkey 1992

International Information

International Operation Name: Turkey 1992

International Mission Name: Turkey 1992

Mandating Organization: Government of Canada

Canadian name: No Canadian Op name, 30 March 1992

Region Name: Europe

Location: Erzican, Turkey

Mission Date: 30 March 1992

Mission Mandate: To deliver humanitarian aid to earthquake victims in Turkey.

Narrative: On 13 March 1992, eastern Turkey was rocked by a magnitude 6.8 earthquake centered on the city of Erzincan. Two days later there was a magnitude 5.8 aftershock. Up to 600 deaths and 4000 injuries resulted from the earthquake, and more than 50,000 people were left homeless.
Two CC-130 Hercules from 426 Squadron delivered blankets, tents and other humanitarian aid to Erzican on 30 March.

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