During the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake, numerous objects in the mesoseismal zone were rotated (Cucci and Tertulliani, 2011). One prominent earthquake‐rotated object (ERO) is a war memorial in the small town of Paganica, a community that suffered European Macroseismic Scale intensity XIII damage. It is located at 42.3586° N and 13.4713° E, opposite the heavily damaged historical church of Paganica. The location is less than 350 m from the surface rupture of the causative fault of the L’Aquila 2009 earthquake.

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The war memorial is an unusual ERO because the 14.7° (0.26 rad) counterclockwise‐rotated monument is a simple block with...

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