Seismic Hazard Setting map

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Maps & Records

  Base map from http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/eq_depot/2003/eq_030501/neic_tgac_maps.html Source:  USGS


COSMO-Skymed Image of Van

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Remote Sensing & Imagery

Map of the image coverage Acquisition details: Satellite ID : SAR4 Polarization: HH Record number: 100720552 Sensor Mode: STR_HIMAGE Lookside: R Missing line percentage:0 Start time: 10/10/11 3:12:57 PM.557 Number of gaps: 0 Stop time: 10/10/11 3:13:05 PM.102 Pass direction: Descending Near Range Incidence...


Aftershocks and Slip Distribution Results

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

Map and cross-sections of slip distribution results; Eric Bergman’s relocations (red); and Turkey’s aftershock locations (yellow). Cross-sections are taken perpendicular to WCMT planes. The slip distribution is pinned to an early hypocenter relocation from Eric, and a depth of 16 km. More...


Photos of Earthquake Damage

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

A series of photos from Dr. I. Bedirhanoglu show the damage to structures due to the Turkey earthquake. Damage to structures with asmolen floors (similar to flat plate):   Damage to village masonry houses:


Geology map and Active fault map for Turkey

October 31, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

Geology map for Turkey (prepared and published by the Institute of Mineral Research and Exploration, Ankara_Turkey):   Geology map (Scale 1:500,000) part a   Geology map (Scale 1:500,000) part b   Geology map Legend               Active fault map of Turkey:   Active...


Main problem: fundamentally flawed structural designs

October 30, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, Structural

It is clear that the heavy damage is due to structural deficiencies. It is not a matter of poor material quality, which is practically everywhere except, perhaps, in buildings built in the last 2-3 years some of which were also damaged. The area has seen a boom in building construction in the last decade,...


Photos of observed ground deformation

October 30, 2011 by  
Filed under Geotechnical, Images & Videos

These photos were provided by Professor I. Bedirhanoglu, Dicle University. Click on thumbnail to view full-size image. #gallery-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 50%; } #gallery-1 img { border:...


Performance of a strenghtened school building

October 29, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

There is a strengthened school building in Ercis. This is a 4-story RC frame with original and added shear walls. Non-structural damage is moderate. Original frame of the structure have bad quality concrete and workmanship. Original shear walls of the structure along the north-south direction has honeycomb...


Damaged Minarets

October 29, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

There are at least three mosques damaged in Ercis. Collapsed and damaged minarets


October 28th Observations from Van

October 29, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

After getting totally soaked up by a cold rain all day yesterday, we woke up for a sunny day. Due to the scarity of the avaliable vehicles and transportation need of a new dispatch of METU group, we stayed in Van. I have been drifted a way from the group for checking up the structural health of...


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