Seismologists on Trial for 2009 Quake 

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Prosecutors in Italy are pursuing charges against seven earthquake experts, for giving “inexact, incomplete and contradictory information” about shockwaves felt in 2009 prior to a larger quake. It’s not quite as simple as “scientists blamed for not predicting earthquake”, but it’s awfully close.

Seven scientists and other experts went on trial on manslaughter charges Tuesday for allegedly failing to sufficiently warn residents before a devastating earthquake that killed more than 300 people in central Italy in 2009.

It seems that perhaps Italy has not come far enough since Galileo.


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