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Earthquake commission hears from scientists

John Kerr posted in on October 19th, 2011.

Scientists spoke this week at the first of many hearings held by the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Canterbury Earthquakes. The Science Media Centre has drawn together the some of the media coverage so far. The commission’s inquiry will report on the causes of building failure as a result of the quakes and the […]

Kiwi scientists support Italian seismologists on trial

John Kerr posted in on September 21st, 2011.

Several Italian earthquake scientists are currently standing trial for manslaughter, after accusations that their lack of warnings led to the deaths of hundreds when a 6.3 magnitude quake struck the city of l’Aquila in 2009. New Zealand’s research community has spoken out in defence of the scientists, with several high profile geologists publicly backing the […]

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