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Ancient Hierapolis pool collapses after two earthquakes

Two small earthquakes that occurred last week in the southwestern Turkish province of Denizli’s Pamukkale district have caused collapses in the pool of the ancient city of Hierapolis.

Ancient Hierapolis pool collapses after two earthquakes

The first 4.1-magnitude quake occurred in the district on Sept. 27, followed by another 4.2-magnitude quake the next day. A number of smaller aftershocks were also felt.

The quakes have reportedly led to collapses in the ancient pool, which is the source of the famous water in Pamukkale and which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

The Provincial Directorate of Environment and Urbanization made examinations in the ancient pool at the beginning of this week and determined the collapses.

Security measures were taken around the collapsed parts of the pool, which is reported to still be open to visitors.

Source: Hurriyet Daily News [October 06, 2016]

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