PubTalk 4/2011 — "Predictable Earthquakes"
--updating earthquake prediction--fact vs. fiction
by Susan Hough, USGS Seismologist
- Although scientists were optimistic about earthquake prediction in the 1970s, reliable short-term prediction has remained an elusive goal
- What have seismologists learned from recent earthquakes in Haiti, Chile, and Japan?
- Great strides have been made in earthquake forecasting, and to a large extent damaging earthquakes are predictable
- Active fault zones have been identified where damaging earthquakes are inevitable -- possibly within our lifetimes
Image Dimensions: 200 x 150
Location Taken: Menlo Park, CA, US
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