Can we predict Earthquake?

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  • 1. Can we predict Earthquake?
  • 2. Can we predict Earthquake?
    • Earthquake prediction has been a long-term goal in earth sciences.
    • There have been a number of techniques used to predict earthquakes :
      • animal behavior
      • weather conditions
      • radon gas in ground water , etc...
  • 3. Can we predict Earthquake?
    • Earthquakes don't occur in a linear fashion.
    • Thusly, it makes it difficult for scientists to make predictions.
    • Scientists today accept that we are not yet able to accurately predict earthquakes.
  • 4. Can we predict earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources
    • Can we predict earthquake? (Podcast) http://www.usgs.gov/corecast/details.asp?ID=76
    • Can earthquakes be predicted? (Video)
  • 5. Can we predict earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources
    • Can we predict earthquake? (Video)
  • 6. Can we predict earthquake?
    • Online Information Resources:
    • Earthquake Prediction in China – Monitoring Animal Behavior
    • http:// www.drgeorgepc.com/EarthquakePredictionChina.html
    • Plan for quake ‘warning system’
    • http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7435324.stm
  • 7. Can we predict earthquake?
    • Task One
    • Summarize the current status of earthquake prediction development.
    • Post your findings on forum.