Environment, Disaster, and Recovery: a Longitudinal Study of the 1970 Gediz Earthquake in Western Turkey.
AIR FORCE ACADEMY COLO
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On March 28, 1970, an earthquake of Richter magnitude 7.1 occurred near the town of Gediz in western Turkey. One thousand and eighty six people were killed and 1,265 were injured in the disaster. The earthquake had a disastrous effect in 313 villages and towns, demolishing 14,852 homes and damaging 5,105 others. Soon after the emergency phase, the Turkish government implemented a vast relief, recovery and reconstruction program which included rebuilding the town of Gediz and building 9,099 houses throughout the damaged area. This report is a comprehensive analysis of the disaster from its beginning through the summer of 1978. It is the first longitudinal study of an earthquake disaster in Turkey. Author
- Sociology and Law
- Civil Engineering