So when’s the next earthquake?
Earthquakes are actually very common occurrences. They occur daily even though few people actually notice because they are phantom tremors (light and occur deeper underground). Only sensitive instruments can record them. What about predicting quakes or other destructive natural events like tsunamis. Is this possible? The EU-funded PERSISMO project may soon find out. It is building a physics-based Virtual Earthquake Simulator which will make seismic and tsunamic hazard estimates on fault networks. Specifically, it will create a framework that will include all known physical contributions to dynamic fracturing. The aim will be to unify a never-achieved range of spatiotemporal scales, from meters to hundreds of kilometres, seconds to millenniums.
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