Damage Evaluation of Masonry Buildings after Van Earthquakes in 2011


Guney D. , Kuruşcu A. O. , Arun G.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE, cilt.10, ss.269-280, 2016 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 10
  • Basım Tarihi: 2016
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15583058.2015.1113343
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.269-280

Özet

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.