Background: Ninety-six percent of Turkey's land is in the earthquake zone. Consequently the results of every earthquake should be presented and discussed. The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of Afyon Sultandağı Earthquake.
Methods. The records from Governorship of Afyon, local hospitals and Public Work Directorate have been evaluated retrospectively and compared with current literature.
Results: An earthquake was detected with the magnitude of 6.0 at 9:11 A.M. at February 3rd , 2002, in the Sultandagi town, which is localized in Afyon city of Turkey. Bolvadin and Çay towns were also affected from the disaster. This earthquake,
caused 39 deaths (23 of them were older than 65 year-old; 15 male and 24 female), 325 injured persons; 315 cows and water buffalos and 3,176 sheep, 14,328 poultry were dead, and 15,032 buildings were damaged. The causes of deaths in human beings were: myocardial infarction in three patients and traumatic cerebral hematoma in one; the others expired from respiratory insufficiency due to dust inhalation because of the traditional architecture of the rural area. Health professionals reached the victims in about four hours, 35 of the injured patients were treated with hospital care and the remaining did not require health support.