Preconditioning the 2023 Kahramanmaras (Turkiye) earthquake disaster

Hussain E., Kalaycioglu S., Milliner C. W. D., Çakır Z.

NATURE REVIEWS EARTH & ENVIRONMENT, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


The 2023 Kahramanmaras earthquakes occurred on active faults that were known to be a high seismic hazard, yet the devastating impacts of these earthquakes show that the risk was not adequately considered. Vulnerabilities arising from exposure, corruption and poverty led to a lack of seismic preparedness which amplified the earthquake risk into a tragic disaster.