On 8 September 2020, the Italian media reported that the Court of Rieti, central Italy, found guilty with imprisonment between five and nine years the five defendants for the collapse of two public housing buildings and the death of 18 people, following the 24 August 2016 6.0 Amatrice earthquake; the first of a long‐lasting earthquake sequence featuring nine events, the largest being an 6.5 near the town of Norcia (Fig. 1b,c). The court rejected a claim of exceptionality of the ground shaking put forward by the defendants and stated that the...
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Editorial| September 15, 2021
What Is an Exceptional Earthquake?
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Gianluca Valensise, Emanuela Guidoboni, Iunio Iervolino; What Is an Exceptional Earthquake?. Seismological Research Letters 2021; doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220210190
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