Preliminary analysis with COSMO-SkyMed images

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Remote Sensing & Imagery

COSMO-SkyMed Strip mode images over the city of Van were acquired by e-GEOS.  Preliminary analysis of the ground movements and deformations has been derived from the analysis of co-seismic interferometric coherence.  The SAR data source and initial report are available here: http://www.e-geos.it/news/11-10-26-turkey/Van_earthquake.pdf.


Surface Fault Rupture Image

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Remote Sensing & Imagery

  Initial field reports of surface rupture range from about 10 km to 30 km. This image shows the surface fault rupture of the Turkey earthquake event. The light blue heavier line is the most distinct break and may have the largest surface fault rupture. The thinner green lines are less distinct...


GEO’s Van (eastern Turkey) Event Supersite

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Maps & Records

USGS Shake Maps, SAR data, and moment-tensor maps are available at GEO’s Van Supersite.


Ongoing Strengthening of a Building in Van

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

This is a building in which seismic strengthening was ongoing before the earthquake. Please see the formwork for new concrete shear wall added at ground level. At the time of the earthquake, those shear walls were not poured yet, but the building still stood the strong 7.2 Mw arthquake in Van. General...


Moderate to Heavily Damaged Social Security Administration Building

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

General view of the structure Heavily damaged interior column Collapse of interior partition walls made of concrete blocks along the corridor Spalling plaster of the exterior infill walls, and heavily damaged exterior concrete column.


Initial Impressions from Prof. Erdem Canbay, METU

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information, Images & Videos

27 October 2011 İlk gozlemlerim soyle:  My first impressions. Van’da sadece 6 bina toptan gocmus. Sayi cok az ve bundan dolayi cok ilginc. 6 binanin kalintilari kaldirildiktan sonar kalanlar (bodrum ve zemin kat) incelenmeli. Hepsinde de tuyler urpenten ipucalari bulunabilir diye dusunuyorum. Soylentiler...


Moderately Damaged School Building in Van

October 28, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

This is a 50 years old school building consisted of two separate blocks with a seismic joint between them. General view of the structure Spalling of plaster on exterior façade of the structure Spalling of plaster along the interior corridor Infill wall damage inside a classroom Diagonal shear cracks...


Damaged Newly-Constructed Building in Ercis – VAN

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under EERI Team Field Blog, General Information

This building was still under construction when the earthquake hit. All the perimeter columns are damaged at their base, including a short shear wall in transverse direction. General View of the Building Damaged column base Close up view of the short shear wall in transverse direction


Report on Shelter Needs from CEDIM Forensic EQ Analysis Group

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under Social & Economic Impacts

The Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie  has prepared a series of reports on this event as part of a new Forensic Disaster Analysis (FDA) program. The reports rely on real-time resources such as seismological services, real-time...


Initial Damage Reports from CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group

October 27, 2011 by  
Filed under General Information

The Center for Disaster Management and Risk Reduction Technology (CEDIM) at Karlsruher Institut für Technologie  has embarked on a new type of disaster research — Forensic Disaster Analysis (FDA). With respect to earthquakes it relies on real-time resources such as the seismological services,...


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