This animation compares an earthquake to a heart attack.
A medical doctor recently asked why seismologists, with all their modern tools, can’t predict earthquakes. What if he, also a scientist, considers predicting the heart attack of an obese 50-year-old smoker with a family history of heart disease and high blood pressure. And then there’s the healthy young patient with none of the previous known risk factors, who suddenly has a heart attack.
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For an earthquake prediction to be meaningful, it has to specify a time, location, and magnitude range that is unlikely to occur randomly. Who can predict an earthquake?