Built under a sheer cliff, with a commanding view of the forum and castle in the ancient city of Pinara in Turkey, a Roman mausoleum is off-kilter, its massive building blocks have shifted and part of its pediment collapsed. The likely cause is an earthquake, according to a new detailed model by Klaus Hinzen and colleagues at the Univ. of Cologne. They conclude that a 6.3 magnitude earthquake could have caused the damage long ago. Their new finding gives seismologists a new data point to consider when they calculate the likely earthquake hazards for this southwestern region of Turkey.
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