During the 1st October 1995 Dinar, Turkey, earthquake, a total of 90 people died and about 240 people were injured. The number of collapsed or heavily damaged buildings exceeded 8000 within a radius of 20 km around the epicentre. The ground rupture was about 11 km long along an unexpected, new fault line. The reinforced concrete moment resisting framed structures as well as brick masonry houses experienced the most severe damage, especially those situated on soft soil layers of alluvium formations. Copyright (C) 1996 Elsevier Science Ltd.