The Analysis of the Van-Ercis Earthquake, October 23, 2011 Turkey, for the Transportation Systems in the Region


This paper investigates the effect of the Van-Ercis, Turkey, (Mw: 7.2)earthquake occurring on 23rd of October, 2011 on the transportation networks in the region. The basic incentivefor this research is to conceptualise the reliability and performance of the networks after the earthquake through the operational and topological analysis of the system. The demand and composition of the traffic along with the behaviour of the pedestrians were taken into account to evaluate the performance of the networks. In addition, the general structure of the cities and towns, as far as planning is concerned, is also paid attention and regarded as one of the main elements for the appraisal. The outcomes obtained are thought very important to be guidance for the expected Istanbul earthquake in the near future.

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H. Aslan, "The Analysis of the Van-Ercis Earthquake, October 23, 2011 Turkey, for the Transportation Systems in the Region," Open Journal of Earthquake Research, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2013, pp. 84-90. doi: 10.4236/ojer.2013.24009.

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