Seismically induced landslide at degirmendere nose, Izmit Bay during Kocaeli (Izmit)-Turkey earthquake

Cetin K., Isik N., Unutmaz B.

SOIL DYNAMICS AND EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, vol.24, no.3, pp.189-197, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.soildyn.2003.11.007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.189-197
  • Keywords: seismically induced landslide, liquefaction, ground displacement, lateral spreading, standard penetration test, cone penetration test, Kocaeli earthquake
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: Yes


This paper presents a study on the analyses of seismically induced landslide at Degirmendere Nose during the 1999 Kocaeli (lzmit)-Turkey earthquake. The paper discusses: (1) observed ground deformations and displacements after the earthquake, (2) the results of field investigations by means of borings and in situ index tests including standard penetration tests, static cone penetration tests (CPT) and piezocone tests, (3) analyses of observed landslide mechanisms by a suite of methods and (4) potential effects of soil liquefaction rupture on the observed landslide mechanism. (C) 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.