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Highlights of the 13 March 1992 Erzincan (Turkey) earthquake

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Abstract

The March 13, 1992 Ms = 6.8 Erzincan earthquake in Turkey is highlighted here. The epicenter of this earthquake was located 7.7 km from the eastern end of the North Anatolian fault. The strong motions recorded in Erzincan had peak ground accelerations of approximately 0.5 g, accompanied by a pulse of 2 seconds. The duration of the earthquake was 7 seconds. This earthquake caused collapse of about 150 buildings--mainly to 4-5-story reinforced, concrete-framed buildings with infill walls. This damage, which is discussed, can be attributed to non-compliance with seismic codes.

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Publication type:
Conference Paper
Publication Subtype:
Conference Paper
Title:
Highlights of the 13 March 1992 Erzincan (Turkey) earthquake
Issue:
843
Year Published:
1992
Language:
English
Publisher:
Publ by Natl Inst of Standards & Technology
Publisher location:
Gaithersburg, MD, United States
First page:
397
Last page:
410
Number of Pages:
14
Conference Title:
Proceedings of the 24th Joint Meeting on Wind and Seismic Effects
Conference Location:
Gaithersburg, MD, USA