Damages on reinforced concrete buildings due to consecutive earthquakes in Van


ATEŞ Ş. , KAHYA V. , Yurdakul M. , ADANUR S.

SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.53, pp.109-118, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2013.06.006
  • Title of Journal : SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-118
  • Keywords: Damage, Reinforced concrete buildings, Van earthquake, MASONRY BUILDINGS, DUCTILITY DEMANDS, TURKEY EARTHQUAKE, 2007 BALA, AUGUST 17, PERFORMANCE, FRAMES, FAULT, MULTIPLE, BEHAVIOR

Abstract

Consecutive earthquakes occurred on October 23rd, 2011 in Ercis and on November 9th, 2011 in Edremit that are townships located 90 km and 18 km far from Van city in Turkey, respectively. A total of 28,000 buildings were damaged or collapsed in the city center and the surrounding villages after the Ercis earthquake. This number reached 35,000 after the Edremit earthquake. In the area where the earthquakes occurred, almost all the reinforced concrete buildings were affected.