Print this page

Have a news item you would like featured? Fill out the request here (UW NetID Restricted).

Analysis: Seismologists Can't Predict an Impending Earthquake, but Longer Term Forecasts and Brief Warnings After One Starts Are Possible | The Conversation

2023-02-15 00:00:00

"Can scientists predict a particular earthquake? In short, no. Science has not yet found a way to make actionable earthquake predictions. A useful prediction would specify a time, a place and a magnitude - and all of these would need to be fairly specific, with enough advance notice to be worthwhile," writes Harold Tobin, director of the Pacific Northwest Seismic Network and professor of Earth and space sciences at the UW.

Source: Full Story