By measuring changes in rocks, seismologists may have found a way of predicting quakes hours in advance
By Molika Ashford
Posted 07.15.2008 at 1:47 pm 0 Comments
For seismologists, the dream of a perfect earthquake forecasting system may be a step closer. In a letter published last week in the journal Nature, scientists announced they've discovered a way to read changes in rocks that could be used to predict dangerous quakes as much as ten and a half hours in advance.
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