Investigation of Interior Settings on High Earthquake Risk Areas (Case study of Tosya)

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Karamanoğlu M., Ulay G.

KASTAMONU UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF FORESTRY FACULTY, vol.17, no.1, pp.186-193, 2017 (ESCI) identifier


As a country which takes part in the earthquake zone, Turkey has experienced so many earthquakes within its borders. Experts have made it clear that Turkey is likely to have similar earthquakes in different zones in near future. Since Tosya; Kastamonu is located on North Anatolian Fault Line and known as the first degree seismic zone, the city experienced many earthquakes in the past. According to the researches, avoidable many factors such as inappropriate building structures and interior designs, all led to the loss of life and property. A questionnaire has been applied to the people who live in Tosya, Kastamonu during the research and their furniture use habits have been taken in to consideration in terms of actions to be taken against earthquakes. Consequently awareness level of the people about the interior design of their houses which are located in the seismic zone has been brought out and some solutions and suggestions for the problems have been introduced.