The recent paper “The 28 December 1908 Messina Straits Earthquake (Mw 7.1): A Great Earthquake throughout a Century of Seismology” by Pino et al. (2009) provides a review of the observations, early studies, and main accomplishments in the investigation of the source of the 1908 Messina Straits earthquake.

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Figure 9 in Pino et al. (2009) is the main reason for this comment. The authors assert that the figure shows the slip distribution along-strike of the fault resulting from various studies, including Amoruso et al. (2002). In fact, they compare the seismic moment per...

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