Solving the Mystery of an Abandoned Spanish Village

Klaus Reicherter heads the Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Teaching and Researc
Klaus Reicherter heads the Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Teaching and Research Area at RWTH


RWTH geologist Professor Klaus Reicherter is on the trail of a "lost earthquake" in southern Spain. He is also on the trail of long-ago events in the Rhenish Mining Area.

Here they are Sandgewand, Rurrand, or Feldbiss: Faults below the Earth’s surface. For geologists, they serve as a diary of sorts, documenting the Earth’s history. And there are such diary entries all’over the world. Professor Klaus Reicherter heads the Neotectonics and Natural Hazards Teaching and Research Area at RWTH. Together with an international team of archaeologists, he has now solved the mystery of an abandoned medieval village in Spain.

The ruins of Castillejo are clearly visible on Google Earth. ...
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