Materials and Structural Failures Observed after the February 6, 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake in Turkey

International Journal of Material Science and Engineering
© 2023 by SSRG - IJMSE Journal
Volume 9 Issue 3
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Amin H. Almasri, Ahmed M. Abu Abdo, Nader M. Okasha, Omer Mughieda
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Amin H. Almasri, Ahmed M. Abu Abdo, Nader M. Okasha, Omer Mughieda, "Materials and Structural Failures Observed after the February 6, 2023 Kahramanmaraş Earthquake in Turkey," SSRG International Journal of Material Science and Engineering, vol. 9,  no. 3, pp. 7-25, 2023. Crossref,


Turkey is located on a very active tectonic plate, causing strong seismic earthquakes. On February 6, 2023, two major earthquakes struck Turkey with a magnitude of Mw 7.8 and 7.5. This study presents the different types of common structural damage observed in the buildings after the earthquake. The damage status of a bridge, a railway, and roads are also reported. The main conclusions are that seismic codes must be revised and adjusted, and structures must be strictly monitored by civil engineers as they are designed and constructed to avoid the listed deficiencies.


Earthquake, Damage, Buildings, Infrastructure, Turkey.


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