Earthquake “forecasting” may not only help to mitigate the catastrophic damages associated with earthquakes, but has the potential to save thousands of lives. For at least the last century scientists have struggled to develop an accurate prediction of earthquakes prior to their occurrence. Based on current research, we may be closer to accurate predictions than you think!
Recent studies show global warming could eventually halt the driving force behind the occurrence of most of the world’s earthquakes. Given the tremendous damage and loss of life as a result of the recent quakes in Haiti, Chile, and China, could this be a shiny glimpse of light on the otherwise tarnished reputation of climate change?
Already with estimates of 200,000 dead and 1.5 million left homeless (European Union estimates), Haiti was struck with a second earthquake at 6:03 am local time. This earthquake, considered an […]
(Note – Following the completion of this post, further seismic events have occurred in Haiti. Upon reading this post, I ask you to read my post titled “Haiti Earthquake – […]