Can We Predict Earthquakes?

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Currently, scientists cannot predict earthquakes but can predict where it is most likely to occur or hit. The probability of future earthquakes can be however calculated based on scientific data.
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In fact we can not predict typhoons and hurricanes accurately there is still a lot of uncertainty in those predictions caused by random variations in air flows on a scale that is
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when the tectonic plates start to move and when volcanoes start to make the sea rough.
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Because of their devastating potential, there is great interest in predicting the location and time of large earthquakes. Although a great deal is known about where earthquakes are
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Ian Main's introduction to this forum, we can easily predict the behaviour of populations of earthquakes and we clearly cannot completely predict the behaviour of individual earthquakes
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Scientists cannot predict the exact occurrence of an individual earthquake, however they can estimate the probability of a major future earthquake.
There is no way that we can predict an earthquake. But, scientist can inform the public about the magnitude of an earthquake by using the Richter scale.
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