How do you know if your house is earthquake resistant? The 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş on the morning of February 6 and affected cities such as Osmaniye, Malatya, Kilis, Adana, Hatay, Diyarbakır, Adıyaman, Malatya and Gaziantep worried the citizens. Researched after the earthquake, Is my house earthquake resistant? How is the building earthquake test done? We have compiled the answers to your questions for you.
After the 7.7 magnitude earthquake that occurred in Kahramanmaraş and Gaziantep in the morning hours of February 6, 2023, another 7.6 magnitude earthquake centered in Elbistan occurred.
Citizens are uneasy because of the earthquakes felt in 10 provinces. Citizens who want to learn whether the house they live in is earthquake resistant, asked, “Is my house earthquake resistant? How is the building earthquake tested?” We have compiled the answers to your questions for you.
WHAT ARE EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT HOUSE FEATURES?
The first thing to check for an earthquake resistant house is the quality of the materials used in the construction of the building.
No expense should be spared in the construction of the building, and the highest quality materials should be used, taking into account human life. Iron and construction materials should be chosen strong, durable and of good quality.
The ground on which the building will be built should be analyzed well and a construction should be started accordingly. Less-story buildings should be built in more risky areas, and special attention should be paid to columns and beams.
WHERE SHOULD WE LOOK AT TO KNOW IF A HOUSE IS EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT?
The places you can check at home before calling the experts are as follows;
- Columns and beams: Check for cracks. If there is a missing or cut colon, a specialist should be called.
- Floors: Structures with hard and stone floors are resistant to earthquakes. Buildings built in ponds, filled areas or muddy areas are risky.
- Walls: Check for cracks, thinness of the wall and distortions.
How do you know if your house is earthquake resistant? HOW TO DO THE BUILDING EARTHQUAKE TEST?
Risky structures are determined by organizations, municipalities and private institutions licensed by the Ministry of Environment and Urbanization. If you see your house as risky, you should call a specialist. After the inspection procedures, the incoming people start an application based on the building’s carrier system.
The general condition of the building, the analysis of the ground, the proximity of the building to the fault lines are examined in detail. Finally, the core and parts are taken from the building and the examination is started. You will receive the risk report in a short time.
E-DEVLET AFAD EARTHQUAKE RISK INQUIRY SCREEN
You can click on the link below for the AFAD earthquake risk inquiry page, which serves via e-Devlet.
IS MY HOUSE EARTHQUAKE RESISTANT?