In the annals of earthquake prediction research a small handful of specific predictions are notable by virtue of their impact in scientific and/or societal circles. Of these, the so-called Brady-Spence prediction that a large earthquake would strike Peru in 1981 stands out both for having been put forward by members of the mainstream earthquake science community and for having generated significant repercussions in the international arena. A well researched book-length retrospective was published in 1989 (Olson et al. 1989). This book considers the reaction to this prediction from a social science perspective. The lead author is a political...

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