Risk Management Strategies for the Predicted Earthquake Hazard in Istanbul

  • Ebru A. Gencer
Part of the Hexagon Series on Human and Environmental Security and Peace book series (HSHES, volume 5)


Istanbul, the largest and the most populated city in Turkey, lies at the crossroad between Europe and Asia. This natural setting that has created the potency of Istanbul’s urban environment is, however, also a characteristic that threatens it. Located in an active earthquake zone, Istanbul’s history has been interrupted many times by earthquakes; and today, history may repeat itself as scientists predict that in the near future the city will experience a major earthquake.


Disaster Risk Disaster Risk Reduction Risk Management Strategy Earthquake Risk North Anatolian Fault 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.ARCNew YorkUSA

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