Damage Evaluation of Masonry Buildings after Van Earthquakes in 2011


Guney D. , Kuruşcu A. O. , Arun G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, vol.10, pp.269-280, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/15583058.2015.1113343
  • Title of Journal : INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
  • Page Numbers: pp.269-280

Abstract

In 2011, Van City, located in southeast Turkey, was hit by two destructive earthquakes that caused the loss of life and property. During these earthquakes approximately 4,000 buildings collapsed or were seriously damaged, 644 people were killed, and 2,608 people were injured. In the region hit by the earthquakes there were many houses and public buildings constructed with stone, brick, adobe, and concrete blocks, some of which were heavily affected while others incurred only slight damage. Most of the buildings in the region were built without any design, control, or supervision.