Purdue Experts Try to Help Quake-Tossed Turkey

November 16, 2011 by  
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Purdue University civil engineer Ayhan Irfanoglu traveled to his native country of Turkey recently to investigate the collapse of buildings in  Ercis, Turkey after the 7.2 earthquake.  Irfanoglu is part of an Earthquake Engineering Research Institute rapid response team that has expressed that a lot...


M5.7 Earthquake Near Van on November 9, 2011

November 14, 2011 by  
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Another earthquake on November 9, 2011 occurred near Van.  There were at least 18 new collapses of buildings and structural damage can be observed in buildings that were also weakened by the October 23 earthquake of magnitude 7.2.  The CNN news article and a video of the rescue teams at the collapse...


MTA field report (in Turkish)

November 7, 2011 by  
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See the report here. This report includes information on surface faulting, shoreline evidence of deformation, etc.


Latest Report on Impacts from CEDIM

November 2, 2011 by  
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The CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group has prepared a follow-up report for the Eastern Turkey earthquake of October 23, 2011:  Comparing the current impact of the Van Earthquake to past earthquakes in Eastern Turkey. This report contains improved information on the earthquake source, ground...


HDDS for Turkey Earthquake (updated on November 3, 2011)

November 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Remote Sensing & Imagery

http://hdds.usgs.gov/hdds2/ – All HDDS data available through Graphical Viewer            http://hdds.usgs.gov/hdds2/feed/subscribe – RSS history of recent event data published – Requires login for restricted imagery TURKEY EARTHQUAKE http://hdds.usgs.gov/hdds2/feed/rss?event=201110_Earthquake_Turkey –...


Earthquake Report from the General Directorate of Disaster Affairs

November 1, 2011 by  
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The report is available in Turkish here. You can also go to the General Directorate of Disaster Affairs – Earthquake Research Department website for more information at: http://www.deprem.gov.tr/sarbis/Shared/Anasayfa.aspx.


COSMO-SkyMed SAR pixel offsets map

November 1, 2011 by  
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Google Earth .kmz file for a map of the range (line-of-sight) pixel offsets from COSMO-SkyMed.  Google Earth .kmz file here. The .kmz file and an image made from it are also available on the GEO Supersite http://supersites.earthobservations.org/van.php#Fri2 Caption: COSMO-SkyMed (CSK) SAR pixel offsets...