The 2023 Kahramanmaras earthquake sequence, Turkey: UIUC geotechnical reconnaissance team observations
In February 2023, a sequence of M7.7 and M7.6 earthquakes followed by significant aftershocks caused devastation over several provinces of Turkey and Syria. CEE assistant professor Tugce Baser was part of a team from CEE who traveled to the region shortly thereafter to survey the damage. This presentation focuses on the team’s preliminary geotechnical and geo-structural observations and investigations, including liquefaction manifestations, liquefaction induced ground and structural settlements, slope and earth dam deformations and instabilities. CEE at Illinois alumnus Dr. Ozgun Alp Numanoglu (MS 14, PhD 19) will co-present.