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Published: Građevinar 69 (2017) 7
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Loss Estimation and seismic risk assessment in Eastern Turkey

Ercan Işık, Mustafa Kutanis, İhsan Engin Bal

Abstract

The seismic risk to urban building stock in Turkey is gaining in importance due to very high seismic hazard combined with its vulnerable and densely populated building stock. The research oriented on the eastern part of Turkey, where seismic sources and the level of seismic hazard are different, is presented in the paper. The results of the research show that the seismic safety of civil buildings is highly compromised even in this part of the country, and that expected losses are high and attain the level of "non-tolerable" losses. Economic losses and fatalities are also estimated in the paper, in case of realization of some of the expected scenarios.

Keywords
urban area, earthquake risk, earthquake scenario, loss estimation

HOW TO CITE THIS ARTICLE:

Işık, E., Kutanis, M., Bal, İ. E.: Loss Estimation and seismic risk assessment in Eastern Turkey, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (2017) 7, pp. 581-592, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1242.2015

OR:

Işık, E., Kutanis, M., Bal, İ. E. (2017). Loss Estimation and seismic risk assessment in Eastern Turkey, GRAĐEVINAR, 69 (7), 581-592, doi: https://doi.org/10.14256/JCE.1242.2015

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Authors:
1 ISIK WEB
Ercan Işık
Bitlis Eren University, Turkey
Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Department of Civil Engineering
2 KUTANIS WEB
Mustafa Kutanis
Turkey
3 ENGIN BAL WEB
İhsan Engin Bal
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Earthquake Engineering and Disaster Management Institute