For the greatest ultimate usefulness to society, the two most important facets of earthquake prediction are (1) a fundamental scientific understanding of the earthquake-triggering process and (2) the identification of reliable and measurable premonitors. A possible approach to both of these problem areas, and one that has received almost no systematic attention in U.S. seismological studies, is to examine the supposed sensitivity of biological organisms to one or more of the geophysical changes that precede earthquakes.
|Title||Biological premonitors of earthquakes: A validation study|
|Authors||Leon Spelly Otis, W.H. Kautz|
|Publication Subtype||USGS Numbered Series|
|Series Title||Open-File Report|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|