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The 2nd Joint Seminar on the 2023 Earthquakes in Southern Türkiye and Syria

Organizer(s) International Research Institute of Disaster Science, Tohoku University
Great Kanto Earthquake 100th Anniversary Symposium
MLIT Japan

- Current Status and Issues After 6 Months, Strategy for recovery, Reconstruction, Building Back Better, and a Resilient society


17:00-20:00 (Japan), 11:00-14:00 (Türkiye), 9:00-12:00 (UK)

Language: English only

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 1st , 2023

Organized by: IRIDeS Tohoku Univ. and IRDR UCL,METU Istanbul Tech Univ. Türkiye


1. Opening remarks:

     Prof. Fumihiko Imamura, IRIDeS Tohoku University

2. Mechanism of the earthquakes and seismic activity over the past six months

   Prof. Joanna Faure Walker, UCL IRDR; Tectonics of the region around East Anatolian Fault earthquakes

   Prof. Shinji Toda, IRIDeS Tohoku University; The 2020-2023 M 6.8-7.8 East Anatolian Fault earthquakes: Nucleation and inhibition promoted by static stress changes

3. Characteristics of the earthquake ground motion and damage to buildings

     Dr. Ufuk Yazgan, Istanbul Tech. U; Lessons Learnt from the Damages Observed in Residual Buildings Following the February 6th, 2023 Kahramanmaras Earthquake Sequence

     Dr. Fatih Sutcu, Istanbul Tech. U; Site Observations from Hospitals and Industrial Buildings during the 2023.02.06 Maras Earthquake and Endeavor for Obtaining BCP Performance Level

     Prof. Tiziana Rossetto, UCL EPICENTRE and Dr. Yasemin Didem Aktas, Faculty of Eng Science, UCL; TBD

     Prof. Kohju Ikago, Dr. Hiroyuki Sasaki, and Dr. Ryuta Enokida, IRIDeS Tohoku Univ; Reconnaissance project on seismically isolated hospitals in the earthquake impacted regions in Türkiye

     Prof. Gretchen Kalonji and Prof. Kaoshan Dai, IDMR Sichuan University; Seismic performance comparison: a base-isolated building in 2022 Luding earthquake and a building with BRB in 2023 Türkiye–Syria earthquake

4. Gender and other issues related to social vulnerabilities

     Dr. Miwako Kitamura, IRIDeS Tohoku University, and Dr. Estella Carpi, UCL IRDR; Social vulnerabilities after conflict and disasters: Examples from Japan and Türkiye

5. Recovery and reconstruction and future issues

    Prof. Ahmet Yalciner, Dr. Gozde Guney Dogan, Dr. Meltem Senol Balaban, METU, Türkiye; Experience on sustainability and recovery of the critical structures and post disaster issues

    Prof. David Alexander, UCL IRDR; Looking back at the seismic risk-scape six months later

6. Q&A

7. Closing:

    Prof. Joanna Faure Walker, UCL IRDR


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