# Observations on the building damages after 19 May 2011 Simav (Turkey) earthquake

@article{Inel2012ObservationsOT,
title={Observations on the building damages after 19 May 2011 Simav (Turkey) earthquake},
author={Mehmet Inel and Hayri Baytan Ozmen and Erdal Akyol},
journal={Bulletin of Earthquake Engineering},
year={2012},
volume={11},
pages={255-283}
}
An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.7 $$(\text{ M}_{\mathrm{L}})$$ has struck Simav, Kutahya located in the western part of Turkey on May 19, 2011. The ground motion caused observable damage within 25 km radius from the epicenter. Although the earthquake is moderate, its effects on the structures are serious. This paper presents the observations on seismic damages of reinforced concrete (RC) and masonry structures. Common reasons of damage in RC buildings are: low quality of concrete, detailing… CONTINUE READING

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