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Title: A survey of damage observed in Izmir due to 2020 Samos-Izmir earthquake
Authors: Demirci, H.E.
Karaman, M.
Bhattacharya, S.
Keywords: 2020 Samos-Izmir earthquake
Ground amplifications
Residential buildings
disaster relief
earthquake event
earthquake magnitude
multistorey building
natural disaster
residential location
Izmir [Turkey]
Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media B.V.
Abstract: An earthquake of magnitude 6.9 hit the city of Izmir (Turkey) on 30 October 2020, resulting in 117 deaths (in Turkey) and considerable economic losses. The earthquake also triggered a tsunami. Following the earthquake, field surveys are being conducted in a Covid-secure way to study and document the damages caused. The earthquake caused significant damages to residential buildings mainly located in the district of Bayrakli and Bornova. However, no damages were observed in railway and roadway bridges or tunnels and that helped the rescue operations. The damages were mainly structural which included the so-called pancake collapse (where the entire building collapsed) and soft storey type collapse (weak storey characterised with weak columns collapsed), and in some cases, only the ground floor completely collapsed. Due to the proximity of the epicentre and the geology of the area, it seemed that the ground motions were amplified. This technical note provides a summary of the seismological and recorded ground characteristics of the earthquake together with the lessons learnt. © 2021, The Author(s).
ISSN: 0921-030X
Appears in Collections:Scopus İndeksli Yayınlar Koleksiyonu / Scopus Indexed Publications Collection

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