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Can we someday predict earthquakes?

New ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes — and when.
March 14, 2016
Paul Johnson of Geophysics (EES-17)

Paul Johnson of Geophysics (EES-17)

Science on the Hill: Can we someday predict earthquakes?

by Paul Johnson

Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes — and when.

This story first appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican.

 


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