Mega Projects Built to withstand Earthquake

marmaray earthquake
marmaray earthquake

Due to the earthquake week, the preparation scenarios of the Istanbul earthquake are louder and the projects that are signed in both the public and private sectors attract attention. According to experts, Marmaray, Eurasia Tunnel, Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge and 3. Projects such as airports were built to withstand very severe earthquakes.

Seismic zone located in Turkey, especially 17 August 1999 Marmara earthquake then begin to take steps in the earthquake regulations and disaster awareness point, the state of the institution concerned not only with new projects with strengthening of old projects is preparing for earthquakes in every sense.

In recent years, the mega-projects that were implemented were quite resistant to earthquakes, and it was learned that Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges were designed in such a way that they could survive even in a very severe earthquake that could occur once a year.

According to experts who emphasized that 15 July Martyrs Bridge and Fatih Sultan Mehmet Bridges were strengthened with the latest techniques, the seismic and structural strengthening studies were carried out and both bridges were reached with the seismic resistance equivalent to the Osmangazi and Yavuz Sultan Selim bridges.

Mega constructions are one of the safest places

According to the researches, giant projects such as Eurasia and Marmaray tunnels passing under the Sea of ​​Marmara are expected to be one of the safest places in a possible earthquake in Istanbul.

According to the data obtained, the Eurasia Tunnel is located at a distance of 16 to the North Anatolian fault line and survives even in very severe earthquakes due to earthquake loads, tsunami effects and liquefaction in accordance with the latest international standards.

As is known, the Eurasia Tunnel was built with two seismic seals, and the system built under the Bosphorus will be able to continue without any damage even in an earthquake of 500 years in Istanbul.

The most rigid earthquake rules were applied in Marmaray

Marmaray Tunnel, which is another important project implemented in recent years, stands out as one of the safest places on earthquakes. According to the information obtained, the fault line 4 segment of the project at the same time taking into consideration the possibility of earthquake in the project is designed with extremely strict criteria in terms of earthquake resistance were recorded.

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