Earthquake prediction: A seismic shift in thinking

  title={Earthquake prediction: A seismic shift in thinking},
  author={David Cyranoski},
ern California Earthquake Center in Palm Springs, a certain word was whispered in corridors or condemned with expletives in cocktail-party conversations. On slides during talks it was written only as the ‘p-word’. You wouldn’t think the term ‘prediction’ could provoke such strong reactions. But for earthquake researchers, it’s perhaps easy to see why it does. The early history of earthquake predictions featured scientists studying animal behaviour and watching the night skies for strange lights… CONTINUE READING