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Can we predict earthquakes?

The only thing we know for sure about earthquakes is that one will happen again very soon.
August 31, 2016
The only thing we know for sure about earthquakes is that one will happen again very soon.

The only thing we know for sure about earthquakes is that one will happen again very soon.

The only thing we know for sure about earthquakes is that one will happen again very soon. Earthquakes pose a vital yet puzzling set of research questions that have confounded scientists for decades, but new ways of looking at seismic information and innovative laboratory experiments are offering tantalizing clues to what triggers earthquakes — and when.