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Predicting Earthquakes: A New Clue?

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Nov 29, 2017
  • 12:59

Guest: Rebecca Bendick, Professor, Geo-Sciences, University of Montana There are certain places in the world that are prone to earthquakes. We're sitting on a fault line right here at BYU that scientists say will probably eventually cause a large earthquake. But predicting when, where and how large, an earthquake will be, is impossible, according to the US Geological Survey. Scientists keep looking for the secret. Imagine how much life could be saved if earthquake prediction were possible? Recently University of Montana geo-scientist Rebecca Bendick caused a stir with a paper that suggests quirks in the way the Earth spins on its axis could provide a heads-up that some big tremors are coming.