Do seismic hazard models kill? (by Massimiliano Stucchi)

Introduction. The appearance of an article, on the weekly magazine L’Espresso (, which took advantage of the 2016 Amatrice earthquake anniversary to discredit the Italian seismic hazard model and the national building code, based on it, using fake news and inconsistent arguments made me angry.
What follows is a comment written for the benefit of the international readers.
The original version in Italian which can be found here (, which can easily be translated by means of the improved

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