PubTalk 4/2011 - Predictable Earthquakes
Title: Predictable Earthquakes - updating earthquake prediction - fact vs. fiction
- 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