Earthshaking Predictions

We now have an excellent, if imperfect, understanding of why earthquakes occur, where they occur and, in general, how frequently (more or less) they occur.

But can we predict with precision exactly when and where they will occur? Is it even possible to make such predictions?

In American Scientist, Cosma Shalizi reviews Susan Hough’s Predicting the Unpredictable: The Tumultuous Science of Earthquake Prediction.

Published in: on May 27, 2010 at 3:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

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