Location

San Diego, California

Session Start Date

3-26-2001

Session End Date

3-31-2001

Abstract

The 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake of August 17,1999 hit the western part of Turkey causing very great damages. From a result of our investigation and survey, typical geotechnical damages on this earthquake were pointed up except structural damage due to inertia force. One was a settlement andfor tilting of buildings induced by the ground deformation such as soil liquefaction or bearing failure in Adapazari City. Another was a widespread land loss in the south of coast in Izmit Bay, induced by the fault movement. In this paper we deal with the widespread land loss around Izmit Bay. The authors check into the relationship between the submerged area and the rupture of the fault, and then carried out the measurement of water depth at several cross sections of offshore in Izmit Bay. In order to clarify the aspect of loss of the coastal land, the topography of the seabed before and after the earthquake were compared. And then, some in-situ tests were conducted near the submerged area. From the result of the measurements, in-situ tests and the field survey, the causes of the loss of coastal land could be anticipated.

Department(s)

Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Appears In

International Conferences on Recent Advances in Geotechnical Earthquake Engineering and Soil Dynamics

Meeting Name

Fourth Conference

Publisher

University of Missouri--Rolla

Publication Date

3-26-2001

Document Version

Final Version

Rights

© 2001 University of Missouri--Rolla, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

File Type

text

Language

English

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Change of Waterline and Water Depth at Izmit Bay Due to 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake in Turkey

San Diego, California

The 1999 Kocaeli Earthquake of August 17,1999 hit the western part of Turkey causing very great damages. From a result of our investigation and survey, typical geotechnical damages on this earthquake were pointed up except structural damage due to inertia force. One was a settlement andfor tilting of buildings induced by the ground deformation such as soil liquefaction or bearing failure in Adapazari City. Another was a widespread land loss in the south of coast in Izmit Bay, induced by the fault movement. In this paper we deal with the widespread land loss around Izmit Bay. The authors check into the relationship between the submerged area and the rupture of the fault, and then carried out the measurement of water depth at several cross sections of offshore in Izmit Bay. In order to clarify the aspect of loss of the coastal land, the topography of the seabed before and after the earthquake were compared. And then, some in-situ tests were conducted near the submerged area. From the result of the measurements, in-situ tests and the field survey, the causes of the loss of coastal land could be anticipated.