Coastal deformation occurred during the August 17,1999 Izmit earthquake

Barka A., Lettis W., Altunel E.

NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Underwater Ground Failures on Tsunami Generation, Modeling, Risk and Mitigation, İstanbul, Turkey, 23 - 26 May 2001, vol.21, pp.171-174 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 21
  • City: İstanbul
  • Country: Turkey
  • Page Numbers: pp.171-174
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Sudden elastic motions, deformation of the continental slopes such as large mass movements, and landslides are major reasons for the tsunamis. The types of nearshore deformations, resulted from the August 17, 1999 Izmit Earthquake are investigated and described under the basic headings of faulting, lateral spreading, and slumping in this study. Analysis of near shore deformation can help to prevent the future losses of both lifes and properties in similar areas.