Earthquake prediction: Engineers are one step closer to predicting when Earthquakes hit

1 min


91
13 shares, 91 points
Earthquake prediction: Engineers are one step closer to predicting when Earthquakes hit 1

But a team of engineers at Duke University in North Carolina, US, is making headway into better understanding the mechanical processes that allow earthquakes to erupt in the first place.

Although the research does not yet open the floodgates for precise earthquake forecasting, the engineers involved believe they are on the right track.

Professor Manolis Veveakis from Duke said: “We still cannot predict earthquakes, but such studies are necessary steps we need to take in order to get there.

“And in theory, if we could interfere with a fault, we could track its composition and intervene before it becomes unstable. That’s what we do with landslides.

“But, of course, fault lines are 20 miles underground and we currently don’t have the drilling capacity to go there.’


Like it? Share with your friends!

91
13 shares, 91 points

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
10
hate
confused confused
2
confused
fail fail
16
fail
fun fun
14
fun
geeky geeky
12
geeky
love love
6
love
lol lol
8
lol
omg omg
2
omg
win win
16
win

Read exclusive latest news on entertainment, music, gaming and more topics with unprecedented coverage from around the UK and US.

0 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.