Are all the priests and fortune tellers in the area going to be locked up for not predicting the earthquake? I mean they could have asked God, or consulted the stars to see what the risks were.
Don´t forget about the Pope
Seriously I couldn´t believe the news. Italy is a democratic country not some country trying to rip of it´s dictator.
Even when these scientists said that a bigger earthquake is less probable the logic tells you that they can only come to these conclusions because of the data they have until that point.
Everything else is just about probabilites.
Predictions on the future can never be 100%, that´s why they are called predictions and not facts about the future.
And as far as I know that part of Italy is known for years (probably middle ages) for the danger of earthquakes. Knowing this you either build earthquake prooved houses or move to another part of Italy.
To make scientists responsible here is just madness.