The topic of earthquake prediction has a long history, littered with failed attempts. Part of the challenge is that possible precursory signals are usually reported after the event, and the systematic relationships between potential precursors and main events, should they exist, are unclear. Several recent studies have shown the potential of new approaches to simultaneously detect earthquake foreshocks and slow‐slip phenomena through ground deformation, seismic, and gravitational transients—weeks to months before large subduction zone earthquakes. The entire international community of earthquake researchers should be engaged in deploying instrumentation, sharing data in real time, and improving physical models to resolve the...
New Opportunities to Study Earthquake Precursors
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Matthew E. Pritchard, Richard M. Allen, Thorsten W. Becker, Mark D. Behn, Emily E. Brodsky, Roland Bürgmann, Cindy Ebinger, Jeff T. Freymueller, Matt Gerstenberger, Bruce Haines, Yoshihiro Kaneko, Steve D. Jacobsen, Nate Lindsey, Jeff J. McGuire, Morgan Page, Sergio Ruiz, Maya Tolstoy, Laura Wallace, William R. Walter, William Wilcock, Harold Vincent; New Opportunities to Study Earthquake Precursors. Seismological Research Letters ; 91 (5): 2444–2447. doi: https://doi.org/10.1785/0220200089
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