L’Aquila seismologists cleared for good

L'Aquila earthquake internsity map

Many European and international seismologists have been following the court saga that taunted the local earthquake scientist following the 2009 L’Aquila earthquake (central Italy).  Finally, the Italian supreme court has  cleared the scientists for good ! 

Several website, blogs, journals and even conference sessions have highlighted the case:  BBCThe GuardianEOS, AGUEGU, Natural Hazards, etc. A dedicated blog has been set up to present the material and opinions concerning the trial of the seven scientists and officials

Check out previous blog post on this matter:


Matthew Agius is a recent PhD graduate from the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies in Ireland and is now doing research at the University of Southampton (National Oceanography Centre). His research focuses on the dynamics of the lithosphere beneath Tibet, the Central Mediterranean, and the Pacific Ocean. Matthew’s role as a young scientist representative is to promote the efforts done by young researchers and to engage in discussions that concern seismology students. You can reach Matthew via e-mail at

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