Articles | Volume 11, issue 1
Research article
04 Jan 2011
Research article |  | 04 Jan 2011

2010 Karakocan-Elazig earthquake and masonry structures

N. Cetinkaya

Abstract. Karakocan-Elazig-Turkey earthquake with M = 6.0 occurred on 8 March 2010 at 04:32 a.m. (local time) in eastern Turkey and caused the loss of life and heavy damages, as well. The majority of the damaged structures were seismically deficient, unreinforced masonry buildings. In this paper, a site survey of the damaged buildings is presented and the reasons behind the damages are discussed.