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Preparing for and Forecasting the Next Big Earthquake

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Dec 10, 2018 10:00 pm
  • 17:55

Guest: Ron Harris, Professor of Geology, BYU The magnitude 7.0 earthquake that struck just beneath Anchorage, Alaska last month, twisting roads and damaging homes, was not a surprise. Alaska is the most seismically active region of the United States – it gets an earthquake in the magnitude 7 range every other year, or so. But knowing exactly when and where the next one will hit still stumps seismologists.