Can an earthquake prediction and warning system be developed?

Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)


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Natural disasters affect countries large and small, rich, or poor, whatever their political persuasion. The toll exacted by natural calamities each year drains the human and economic resources of every nation and stands as one of the formidable barriers to national, regional, and world development.

Over the last 20 years, natural disasters have killed nearly 3 million people and disrupted the lives of over 800 million others. In 2 years there were more than 50 serious natural disasters, including landslides in Italy, France, and Colombia; a typhoon in Korea; wildfires in China and the United States; a windstorm in England; grasshopper plagues in Africa's horn and the Sahel; tornadoes in Canada; devastating earthquakes in Soviet Armenia and Tadzhikstand; infestations in Africa; landslides in Brazil; and tornadoes in the United States 

Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title Can an earthquake prediction and warning system be developed?
Series title Earthquakes & Volcanoes (USGS)
Volume 22
Issue 5
Year Published 1990
Language English
Publisher U.S Geological Survey
Description 2 p.
First page 204
Last page 205
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