Destroyed buildings in İzmir not earthquake resistant, reports show

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Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review - Dogan Media Group

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The reports prepared by the İzmir’s Bayraklı Municipality Earthquake Research Center on the request of the residents have revealed that the buildings were not earthquake resistant, according to daily Hürriyet.

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“Door jamming and deformation were detected in the shops on the ground floor due to earthquakes and liquefaction on the ground. There are bulges on the shop floors, visible deflection, separation and deformation on the first-floor balconies among the findings,” the report said.

“Deformation, rupture, cracks and spillages on the exterior were detected in the earthquake dilatation joint between the two buildings,” the report added.

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“It’s officially a field, a wetland, which is similar to a stream bed. This huge building that was destroyed like a game of Lego was built there,” Çekirge wrote in his column on Oct. 1.

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