StEER Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR): Kahramanmaras, Turkey, Mw 7.8 Earthquake, February 6, 2023

April 6, 2023

StEER logoThe Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) Network has issued a Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) for the Mw 7.8 Earthquake that occured in Kahramanmaras, Turkey, on February 6, 2023.

The objectives of this joint Preliminary Virtual Reconnaissance Report (PVRR) issued by the Structural Extreme Events Reconnaissance (StEER) network and Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Learning From Earthquakes (LFE) Program are: 1) to provide details of the February 6 Mw 7.8 and Mw 7.5 earthquakes, 2) to describe local seismic codes and building construction practices, 3) to compare the recorded ground shaking with the parameters used for design, 4) to summarize the preliminary reports of damage to buildings and other infrastructure, including the disruption to the community in terms of fatalities,downtime, and economic losses, and 5) to highlight key lessons learned, with recommendations to inform continued study of this event by the engineering community.

The PVRR can be found here.

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