Following the 1999 Kocaeli, Mw = 7.4 earthquake we performed a field trip in and around the epicentral area in order to carry out a macroseismic survey. We took advantage of modern technologies to collect uninterpreted data and to investigate damage distribution patterns.

The aims of the field trip were to:

The damaged area was large and included the megacity of Istanbul as well as several other large cities, so it was not possible to investigate all of the damage. However, it was possible to study a large range of damage patterns, from slight damage to collapse of reinforced...

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