Earthquakes in Turkey

Case Study 2 Earthquake in Turkey

In this case study will investigate both the short term impacts and the long-term recovery processes and how the resilience of the systems changes over time in the context of two earthquakes in Turkey. The Adapazari site will be evaluated to study the impact of the August, 1999 Marmara earthquake, and Van site will be studied to reflect the impacts and resilience to the 2011 earthquakes. The emBRACE project will utilize the results of the previous research activities in the case sites to inform WP 1. It will evaluate resilience indicators at the individual (task 4.2), community (task 4.3), and institutional/legal/technical (4.4) levels and developments in the area. In depth interviews will be conducted with stakeholders from all levels and a survey questionnaire will be administered to survivors to assess the long term recovery and resilience factors.

Evaluation of the impacts of 1999 and 2011 quakes in the two sites will allow both the long and short term recovery processes experienced by individuals, communities and institutions to be better understood and, specifically, to illustrate how they relate to the idea of resilience in these governance settings and socio-demographic-economic contexts.

The final report for this case study was submitted to the EU on 31st Dec 2014 and is available here: