Experts İstanbul warned of the earthquake: “Buildings before 2000 in Istanbul need to be strengthened immediately”
Dr. Kilic: “Earthquake it doesn’t kill, the building does”
Kirklareli It is among the provinces with the lowest earthquake risk.
KIRKLARELİ – KahramanmarasAfter two earthquakes in Istanbul with a 9-hour interval, experts warned about strengthening the buildings before the year 2000 for a possible Istanbul earthquake.
After the Kahramanmaraş-centered earthquakes, experts warned about Istanbul. Kırklareli University Department of Construction Dr. Faculty Member Kadir Kılınç said that in a possible earthquake in Istanbul, buildings built before 2000 would be more affected.
Kılıç emphasized that approximately 1 million houses in Istanbul should be retrofitted as soon as possible before 2000 and said that the number of buildings that will be affected in a possible earthquake in Istanbul could be quite high. Dr. Kilinc said, “When we look at the buildings before 2000, approximately 1 million buildings should be strengthened immediately. Of course, if we look at the methods used in strengthening, the material we call carbon fiber is a material we generally use for reinforcement. They are the materials used in reinforcement. As you know, insulators are very important. The use of insulators is also very important in hospital buildings. Of course, insulator prices are quite high. We can observe a cost of 20 thousand dollars per column, especially in buildings before 2000, and around 5 thousand dollars in new structures. insulator costs,” he said.
“We need to prepare buildings for earthquakes”
Expressing that people should be conscious against earthquakes, Dr. Kilinc said, “It is of great importance that people in Istanbul create earthquake awareness apart from structural factors. It is necessary for people to be conscious about earthquakes. Earthquakes do not kill, the building does. I absolutely agree with this. Concrete quality in the building, the structural system being flawless, and the strict observance of the earthquake regulations are very important. It is important. If you comply with the criteria in the earthquake regulation and the things that need to be done, you will make your building prepared for the earthquake,” he said.
“Kırklareli is among the provinces with the lowest earthquake risk”
AFAD prepared by Turkey Stating that Kırklareli is among the provinces with the lowest risk on the earthquake map, Kılınç said, “Thrace may be affected by the North Anatolian Fault line. In other words, it is a region that is likely to be affected by earthquakes that may occur on the North Anatolian Fault line. Tekirdag It is highly affected by a strong earthquake. Kırklareli is a province that is least affected by the North Anatolian Fault line. Kırklareli is located in the 4th and 5th groups of the earthquake map of Turkey prepared by AFAD. It is the province with the lowest earthquake potential and earthquake risk,” he said.
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