Take 2: Can Earthquakes Be Predicted? (Part 2)

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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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