I have learned that earthquakes are much more common than I used to think . I used to think that earthquakes only happened once in a while and that they are all large. But now I know that the are thousands a year and that we can’t feel most of them. I have learned that to predict earthquakes you must look at what has happened in the past and look to see what is the most likely in the future.
During this project I have learned that many factors affect earthquake prediction. There is how many happen in a given spot. The size of them. How many occur in certain time frame. Another factor is if the fault is active or not. These factors all help to predict earthquakes and take steps against them.
Lots of large earthquakes occur along the Eurasian fault and the South American fault. The South American Plate has tons of earthquakes a year. And the Eurasian fault is the fault that caused the Japan Earthquake.