Earthquake Alert | Update #1 – U.S. Embassy, Ankara

Location: Izmir, Turkey

Event: The Izmir Governor’s office has restricted entry into Izmir Province.  Per the Government of Turkey’s request to minimize unnecessary travel in the earthquake-affected areas, the U.S. Embassy recommends against travel to the Izmir Province at this time.

There are aftershock warnings in the Aegean region.  Expect aftershocks hours, days, or weeks after the main quake.  Use caution as aftershocks can cause building damage and falling debris.

Additionally, due to ongoing safety concerns, all official Americans assigned to Mission Turkey facilities are restricted from personal and official travel to the Izmir Province until further notice.

The U.S. Embassy recommends American citizens check in with friends and family, and monitor the Republic of Turkey’s Disaster & Emergency Management Authority Earthquake Department’s (AFAD) for the latest developments:

Actions to Take:

  • Seek secure shelter. Monitor local media for updates.
  • Notify friends and family of your safety.
  • Be aware of your surroundings.
  • Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive Alerts.


U.S. Embassy (Ankara, Turkey)  

110 Ataturk Boulevard
Kavaklidere, 06100
Ankara, Turkey
Tel: +90-312-455-5555

U.S. Consulate General (Istanbul, Turkey)  

Poligon Mahallesi, Sariyer Caddesi No: 75
İstinye 34460 Sariyer

Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90-212-335-9000

U.S. Consulate (Adana, Turkey) 
Girne Bulvari No:212 Guzelevler Mah.
Yuregir, Adana, Turkey
Tel: +90-322-455-4100

U.S. Consular Agency (Izmir, Turkey)

U.S. Department of State | Consular Affairs
1-888-407-4747 or 1-202-501-4444