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Italian seismologists could get four years for incorrect earthquake prediction - CSMonitor.com

According to prosecutors, the six researchers and the Department of Civil Protection downplayed the likelihood that a series of tremors that hit the city in early 2009 were foreshadowing a larger quake. On April 6, 2009, a magnitude-6.3 earthquake killed 309 city residents.

The trial, which began about a year ago, has worried scientists, who point out that earthquake prediction is not possible. But prosecutors insist that the trial is not about predicting the unpredictable, according to Nature News. During closing arguments on Monday and Tuesday (Sept. 24-25), the prosecution assistant told the courtroom that instead, the scientists and officials had inadequately assessed the risk of a quake and given deceptive information to the public.



'The history of public debt is full of irony. It rarely follows our ideas of order and justice.' Thomas Piketty
by melo (melometa4(at)gmail.com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:37:10 AM EST
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Harsh, dude.
Get ready for weekly 7.0 predictions everywhere.


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sapere aude
by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:42:26 AM EST
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There"s a long list of climate change deniers that could be in trouble...
by asdf on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 01:13:50 PM EST
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