Development of Earthquake Zoning Maps and Earthquake Codes of Turkey

Earthquake Zoning Maps (1945, 1947, 1963, 1972 and 1996) and Specification for Construction in Disaster Areas (1947, 1953, 1962, 1968, 1975, 1996, 1997 and 2006) have been changed many times following the developments in engineering seismology, tectonic and seismo-tectonic invention and improved earthquake data collection. The aim of this study is to give information about this maps, which come into force at different dates since the introduction of the first official Earthquake Zoning Map published in 1945 and is to assist for better understanding of the development phases of these maps

background image