Microzonation of the plio-quaternary soils: a study of the liquefaction risk potential in the Lake Van Basin, Turkey

Selçuk L., Çıftçı Y.

BULLETIN OF ENGINEERING GEOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT, vol.66, no.2, pp.161-176, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Yuzuncu University (YYU) campus area is located on the eastern shore of Lake Van, within one of the active tectonic belts of Eastern Anatolia. The sediments accumulated in a lake formed when the Murat River was dammed by volcanoclastic deposits and hence include lacustrine, fluvial and sandy shore sediments. In order to delineate the liquefaction-prone soils, geological and geophysical data were assessed. On the basis of the Liquefaction Potential Index (I-L), three main geotechnical zones were identified in the study area and three microzones were delineated within the university campus to reflection the potential damage to structures.