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"Even if we can predict earthquakes," said Mary Lou Zoback of the USGS in Menlo Park, "that won't prevent buildings from falling down."

National Geo had an earthquake article this month (just like everyone else.) Seems the guys in Japan think you can predict earthquakes (all you need is enough data); the guys in California say you can't (even if you're given all the data you want.)

In Japan, there is even a law that says where the next "big one" is going to hit - the Tokai region. So most of their plans and preparedness work is focused there. Will the plates cooperate? Hope so!

Elaine Meinel Supkis

It is like a great dragon that slithers under the earth only to emerge when and where it wishes.

But one can guess where it will strike, not when.

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