İstanbul Earthquake Rapid Response and Early Warning Laboratory

The initiatives on the Istanbul Earthquake Rapid Response and Early Warning System proposed by Boğaziçi University in 1998 (before the 1999 Kocaeli earthquake) became valid after the decree of Council of Minister on 2001 Fiscal Year following the 1999 Kocaeli and Duzce earthquakes.

The establishment of the Istanbul Earthquake Early Warning and Rapid Response System commenced on May 10th, 2001 and was logistically supported by Istanbul Governorate, Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality and First Army Headquarters. The design and technical specifications were prepared by the Department of Earthquake Engineering of Boğaziçi University, Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute.

The system had been in use until December 2012, then was updated with by adding 20 new instruments with the support of Istanbul Governorate and maintaining and renewing the existing stations. The system now consists of 120 rapid response and 10 early warning stations.

For further queries please contact Prof. Dr. Eser Çaktı