Earthquake Perception in Turkey

Earthquake Perception in Turkey

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Kadir Has University

Kadir Has University

Musaffa Demir
Kadir Has University

22 February 2009

On 17 August 1999 Turkey was hit by a massive earthquake. Over 17,000 lives were lost and there was extensive damage to Turkey's heartland. The quake was a magnitude 7.3, therefore it was rather strong. This paper presents a brief overview of the biggest earthquakes of Turkey.
Index Terms
Earthquakes of Turkey, epicenters, data of research institute, damages and magnitudes.
We will give some information about earthquakes such as earthquakes in Turkey, their magnitude and devastating effects. The last two earthquakes in Marmara have been catastrophic disasters beyond all limits of perception. Also we will give some information about these earthquakes, generally Izmit earthquake.
Materials and Methods
We studied on three articles. We read all of them and take notes. We highlighted important points. The aim of the study was to find out earthquake perception in Turkey according to the statistical information.
The August 1999, earthquake in Turkey devastated the area physically, and the population emotionally. Less than a month later, another earthquake struck the same area. It is not only the buildings but also poor disaster management before, during, and after the disaster.
There are lots of earthquake has been made on Turkey. One of them is Izmit which is an industrial city about 55 miles east of Istanbul. The magnitude of this earthquake is between 7.4 and 7.9. Izmit is on the North Anatolian Fault that is wedged between two huge tectonic plates.
According to information of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI) which is National Earthquake Monitoring Center of Turkey, all areas of Turkey have risk because of North, West and South Anatolian Faults. The seismological observations of KOERI...

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