Judgment earthquake L'Aquila, Woods: "still do not understand what I am accused, I never reassured no one"

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Judgment earthquake L'Aquila, Woods: "still do not understand what I am accused, I never reassured no one"

"I do not understand yet what they are accused of such negligence. I myself, I have devoted a lifetime to the earthquake research. " Cosi ', interviewed by the Messenger, the former president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), Enzo Boschi said the conviction by the trial judge of the Eagle for the members of the Major risks. "I never reassured no one - explains -. I challenge you to find a single newspaper article, a single television program, a press statement in which I did. Ne 'in L'Aquila, it' elsewhere '. "We recorded an earthquake swarm widespread at that time - he continues - and we informed them every time, promptly, the Civil Defence. This we did. " No scientists decide the mass evacuations, precise, "but politicians, administrators, the Civil Defence. We touch 'the task of giving all possible information on potential' earthquake in this region. "Woods and stresses that '" impossible "to predict earthquakes:" There' no one in the scientific world today that claims to the contrary. " "In Italy every year there are five to six thousand earthquakes. But no evacuations are decided. In Calabria, in the area of Pollino, they have recorded two thousand in recent months, other important phenomena in Gargano and in Nebrodi Mountains, in Sicily, but no one did anything. " The only weapon against earthquakes, he said, and '' do prevention. "