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Istanbul Overdue for Earthquake Retrofit

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Destruction in Istanbul, Turkey, following the  August 17, 1999, Izmet earthquake

This image shows destruction in the township of Avcilar in Istanbul, Turkey, following the August 17, 1999, Izmet earthquake. Avcilar was one of the ares hardest hit by the disaster, which claimed close to 1,000 lives.

Additional information is available at: USGS

Credit: USGS; Kandilli Observatory & Earthquake Research Institute (KOERI), Boðaziçi University


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This image of Turkish buildings shows structures that are especially vulnerable to earthquakes.

This photo of buildings in Istanbul, Turkey, shows structures of the type that are especially vulnerable to collapse during an earthquake.

Credit: Purdue School of Civil Engineering photo/Mete Sozen


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