COMPUTER HELPS FORECAST POSSIBLE FUTURE EARTHQUAKES

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INTRODUCTION


A computer that charts strain patterns along earthquake faults has enabled scientists to develop a technique for forecasting the severity of possible future earthquakes. Dr. Stewart W. Smith, associate professor of geophysics at the California Institute of Technology, and Dr. William J. van de Dindt, staff member of IBM’s Los Angeles Scientific Center, applied the technique to a large portion of the San Andreas Fault in Southern California and Northern Mexico.

 

 

 

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