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Italy quake: comparisons and contrasts with Christchurch – Expert reaction

Sarah-Jane O'Connor posted in on August 25th, 2016.

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck the central Italian town of Amatrice, badly damaging the town and trapping people under rubble. At least six people are reported to have lost their lives so far. Dr Mark Quigley was a researcher and lecturer at the University of Canterbury when the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes struck Christchurch. […]

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 […]

Italy’s deadly earthquake – scientists respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 7th, 2009.

Italy’s deadliest earthquake in nearly three decades has killed at least 150 people, left tens of thousands homeless and smashed treasured historical buildings that had stood for centuries. The 6.3-magnitude quake was centred 95km north of Rome and struck at 3.22am. The British Science Media Centre has rounded up comment on the quake from earthquake […]

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