Simulator Predicts 15 Of 16 Earthquakes

NASA's QuakeSim project has successfully predicted 15 out of 16 of California's earthquakes with magnitude greater than 5.
October 8, 2004, 5am PDT | Chris Steins | @urbaninsight
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"A NASA funded earthquake prediction program has an amazing track record. Published in 2002, the Rundle-Tiampo Forecast has accurately predicted the locations of 15 of California’s 16 largest earthquakes this decade, including last week’s tremors.

The 10-year forecast was developed by researchers at the University of Colorado (now at the University of California (U.C.), Davis) and from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, Calif. NASA and the U.S. Department of Energy funded it."

"...QuakeSim seeks to develop tools for quake forecasting. It integrates high-precision, space-based measurements from global positioning system satellites and interferometric synthetic aperture radar (InSAR) with numerical simulations and pattern recognition techniques..."

Thanks to Chris Steins

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Published on Monday, October 4, 2004 in NASA Science News
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