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© apl. Prof. Dr. Klaus-G. Hinzen

Hinzen, Klaus-G.

Prof. Dr., Erdbebenstation Bensberg, Institute of Geology and Mineralogy, University of Cologne


University of Cologne
Institute of Geology and Mineralogy
Erdbebenstation Bensberg
Vinzenz-Pallotti-Str. 26
51429 Bergisch Gladbach


Fon: +49 2204 9852 11

Research topics

  • Archaeoseismology
  • Intraplate Earthquakes
  • Engineering Seismology

Resources and technologies

  • BENS Network of the Northern Rhine Area: Seismic monitoring of the Northern Rhine Area
  • SeFoNiB: Seismisches Forschungsnetz Niederrheinische Bucht / strong motion seismology
  • Laserscanning: Creation of virtual 3d models and damage analysis
  • Descrete Element Modeling: Simulation of earthquake effects to ancient structures


  • Hinzen, K.-G., Vetters, M., Kalytta, T., S. K. Reamer, and U. Damm-Meinhardt (2015): Testing the Response of Mycenaean Terracotta Figures and Vessels to Earthquake Ground Motions. Geoarchaeology, 30, 1–18
  • Hinzen, K.-G., S. Schreiber, C. Fleischer, S.K. Reamer, I. Wiosna (2012): Archeoseismic study of damage in Roman and Medieval structures in the center of Cologne, Germany. Journal of Seismology, doi:10.1007/s10950-012-9327-2
  • Hinzen, K.-G. (2012): Rotation of vertically oriented objects during earthquakes. Journal of Seismology, 16, 4 (2012), 797-814, doi:10.1007/s10950-011-9255-6
  • Hinzen, K.-G. (2009): Simulation of toppling columns in archaeoseismolgy. Bull. Seism. Soc. Am., 99, 2855-2875
  • Hinzen, K.-G., and Reamer, S.K. (2007): Seismicity, seismotectonics, and seismic hazard in the northern Rhine area, in Stein, S., and Mazzotti, S., ed., Continental Intraplate Earthquakes: Science, Hazard, and Policy Issues: Geological Society of America Special Paper 425, 225–242