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Ancient Earthquakes Settlements By musa tokmak
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The main motivation behind this study is based on two facts commonly observed in Turkey. These are: 1) Turkey is geologically located within an active area. Active tectonism in most cases is the... More > primary reason for the natural hazards. Most of the hazards such as earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruption, tsunami etc are either direct results or triggered by the active tectonism. Earthquakes which are the main focus of this study negatively affect the society as they result in loss of human life and commodity.Last earthquakes (1999 Izmit-Kocaeli earthquake and 2010 Van earthquake) are typical examples. 2) Turkey is a country very rich in archaeological sites (settlements and others) of different periods. Most of these settlements are believed to suffer particularly from the earthquakes The excavation reports of some ancient settlements are the evidences for this belief.< Less