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Italy quake experts cleared of manslaughter

Laura Goodall posted in on November 11th, 2014.

An Italian court has overturned manslaughter convictions against six scientists for failing to give adequate warning of an 2009 earthquake that killed more than 300 people in L’Aquila, Italy.  The 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck L’Aquila, in Italy’s central Abruzzo region, on 6 April 2009, destroying tens of thousands of buildings and killing or injuring more than 1,500 […]

Varied NZ reaction to Italian quake trial

John Kerr posted in on October 24th, 2012.

The manslaughter conviction of six Italian scientists and a government official for underestimating the risks of an earthquake has sparked a range reactions from experts in New Zealand. While some NZ quake scientists have condemned the court’s actions others have backed the ruling holding the Italian experts  responsible for downplaying the risks to the public. […]

Italy quake trial gains NZ attention

John Kerr posted in on September 22nd, 2011.

The trial of six seismologists and an official in Italy in the wake of the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake has become the focus of media attention in NZ as the accountability of scientists is examined. The Italian earthquake experts are being charge with manslaught following allegation that the misrepresented the risk of an earthquake following a […]

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