Pace et al. (2006) define a seismogenic model aimed to provide a (time-dependent) seismic-hazard assessment for Central Italy. One of the main novelties of the model is that it introduces seismogenic structures (faults) in seismic- hazard calculations, and it imposes a time behavior on these structures, leading to a time-dependent seismic-hazard assessment. In my opinion, the approach used in this article (1) does not explain the “observed” time distribution of historical earthquakes (one of the few empirical evidence that can be used to check the reliability of any seismic-hazard or earthquake-forecasting model), and (2) uses values of parameters of the...

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