8.7 ideas in earthquake predictionPublication: MSNBC.com Date: April 6, 2009 View Article
Earthquakes are notoriously difficult, if not impossible, to predict. “You are dealing with a very complex physical system that behaves very differently in many places,” says David Schwartz, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey’s San Francisco Bay Area Earthquake Hazards Project. Nevertheless, researchers are trying to improve earthquake probability forecasts and working toward, maybe one day, prediction and prevention. Learn about eight of their ideas.