Do Big and Little Earthquakes Start Differently?

  title={Do Big and Little Earthquakes Start Differently?},
  author={J. Vidale},
  pages={953 - 954}
Can the occurrence of earthquakes be predicted? This question has profound social and scientific implications, but little is known about what triggers earthquakes or what precursor events might indicate one is about to happen. In his Perspective, Vidale reviews recent findings that attempt to resolve the question of whether large earthquakes are initiated by different mechanisms than smaller ones.