|Lisa Minter (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
Wed, 18 May 2005 18:20:43 -0500
LONDON (Reuters) - For Californians, getting the latest earthquake|
forecast will now be as easy as checking the weather.
They simply have to look on the Internet.
Scientists have developed a computer model, available on
"It is a daily forecast map of earthquakes, updated hourly," said
The map doesn't predict big earthquakes but calculates whether the
"The probabilities are generally low," said Gerstenberger, who
Gerstenberger and his colleagues believe their forecasting model will
The model uses knowledge of the behavior of fault lines in California
"It is dominated by aftershock information, earthquake clustering
"It is not an earthquake prediction tool. We are not saying yes, there
The map gives details about California but the researchers said it
"There is no reason it needs to be limited to California. It is
Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.
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