Aru, Tuğba
This paper focuses on the effect of the 30th October Earthquake in Izmir on the number of COVID-19 cases. There have been many measures to implement social distancing and mask mandates in and around the city. However, earthquakes coinciding with a pandemic prevent their effective practice, thus increasing the proliferation of the virus. Earthquakes and other disasters make it difficult to deal with pandemics. Studies indicate that cities need to be more prepared for earthquakes to be better able to handle pandemics. The Izmir earthquake on the 30th October 2020 was one of the best examples of this. This research is based on a survey design and the analysis of the survey data. The survey results were analyzed on SPSS. Survey results show the earthquake has an aggravating effect on the COVID-19 pandemic. COVID19 pandemic is not the last pandemic in the world, so this study aims to be an example of multi-hazards scenario to cope with multiple disasters.


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Citation Formats
T. Aru, “THE IMPACT OF THE 30TH OCTOBER EARTHQUAKE ON THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC IN IZMIR AND ITS VICINITY,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2022.