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Hybrid reconnaissance mission to the 30 October 2020 Aegean sea earthquake and tsunami (Izmir, Turkey & Samos, Greece): description of data collection methods and damage

Aktas, Yasemin, Ioannou, Ioanna, Malcioglu, Fatma Sevil, Kontoe, Maria, Parammal Vatteri, Ahsana, Baiguera, Marco, Black, Jacob, Kosker, Anil, Dermanis, Panagiotis, Esabalioglou, Martha, Cabuk, Eser, Donmez, Kokcan, Ercolino, Marianna, Asinari, Mariana, Verrucci, Enrica, Putrino, Valentina, Durmaz, Bahar, Kazantzidou-Firtinidou, Danai, Cotton, Dave, O’Kane, Aisling, Ozden, Ali Tolga, Contreras Mojica, Diana, Cels, Jonas, Free, Matthew, Burton, Paul, Wilkinson, Sean, Rostami, Rohollah and D’Ayala, Dina 2022. Hybrid reconnaissance mission to the 30 October 2020 Aegean sea earthquake and tsunami (Izmir, Turkey & Samos, Greece): description of data collection methods and damage. Frontiers in Built Environment 8 , 840192. 10.3389/fbuil.2022.840192

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On 30 October 2020, an earthquake of Mw 6.9 hit the Aegean coasts of Turkey and Greece. The epicentre was some 14 km northeast of Avlakia on Samos Island, and 25 km southwest of Seferihisar, Turkey, triggering also a tsunami. The event has been followed by >4,000 aftershocks up to Mw 5.2 The Earthquake Engineering Field Investigation Team (EEFIT) has immediately gathered a team to conduct a hybrid reconnaissance study,bringing together remote and field investigation techniques. The mission took place between 16 November and 17 December, inclusive of three sets of field study carried out by the field crews for building damage assessment in the affected areas in Turkey and Greece under the coordination of the remote team. The mission also aimed to assess the viability of alternative data sources for an appraisal of the future viability of hybrid missions. This paper summarises the mission setup and findings, and discusses the benefits of and difficulties encountered during this hybrid reconnaissance activity.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Earth and Environmental Sciences
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GB Physical geography
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Additional Information: This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY).
Publisher: Frontiers Media
ISSN: 2297-3362
Funders: Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Grant number: EP/P025641/1
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Date of First Compliant Deposit: 1 July 2022
Date of Acceptance: 13 April 2022
Last Modified: 04 May 2023 23:50

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