Initial Impressions from Prof. Erdem Canbay, METU

October 28, 2011 by  
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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  
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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  
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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


Initial Damage Reports from CEDIM Forensic Earthquake Analysis Group

October 27, 2011 by  
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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,...


Damage in the partitions of a 7-story reinforced concrete building in the city of Van

October 27, 2011 by  
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  7-story RC frame with a elevated lower story Typically hollow clay tiles are used as partition walls. Double layer partition wall for insulation purposes There are no mechanical connections between the partition walls and walls to the structural frame. A limited survey show no structural damage...


Information on the earthquake (Bogazici University – Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute)

October 26, 2011 by  
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The links below cover the most recent information about the October 23, 2011,Van, Turkey earthquake. They will be updated as new information and data become available. Introduction Seismotectonics Earthquake Hazard Strong Ground Motion Earthquake Damage Images Air Photographs Source: Bogazici University...


Recent earthquakes in the region

October 25, 2011 by  
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Eastern Turkey March 8, 2010 Earthquake – Magnitude 6.1  Middle East Technical University brief report Short Report on March 8, 2010 earthquake in Turkey Team from the Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute went the the earthquake-affected area and prepared this comprehensive...


Social media mobilizes for homeless earthquake victims in Van

Credit: This article was originally posted by Today’s Zaman here A campaign that journalist Ahmet Tezcan introduced on his Twitter account to provide accommodation for those who lost their homes to Sunday’s earthquake in Van has created a great impact on social media in Turkey, with many...


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