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Italian Seismologists Found Guilty of Manslaughter
Six seismologists and a government official were found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to six years in prison. The court found that they had not adequately warned the public about the potential of a dangerous earthquake. L'Aquila, Italy, was rocked by a 6.3 magnitude earthquake on April 6, 2009 that killed 309 people.
For more information about this ruling, visit Earth magazine online.