Geotechnical Field Observations from 23 October 2011 Van Earthquake (Mw=7.1)



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Z. Gülerce, K. Ö. Çetin, M. T. Yılmaz, N. Huvaj Sarıhan, and M. Türkoğlu, “Geotechnical Field Observations from 23 October 2011 Van Earthquake (Mw=7.1),” 2012, vol. 1, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: