Italian seismologists acquitted in L’Aquila

In 2012, seven Italian scientists and public officials were sentenced to six years in jail for failing to warn the city of L’Aquila about the possibility of a devastating earthquake, which arrived on April 6, 2009. But the L’Aquila Seven, as they’re known, appealed the decision in 2014 and were eventually acquitted. Read about the appeal hearings (warning: pdf) and the final verdict in my stories for AGU’s EOS.

The L'Aquila earthquake damaged tens of thousands of buildings in the ancient city. (Credit:  TheWiz83, Wikimedia Commons)
The L’Aquila earthquake killed more than 300 people and injured 1,500 more. The quake also damaged tens of thousands of buildings in the ancient city. (Credit: TheWiz83, Wikimedia Commons)
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