Each year, many thousands of people lose their lives in earthquakes, millions lose their homes, and countries around the world incur billions of dollars in damages. (The 2010 earthquake in Haiti alone is estimated to have taken approximately 300,000 lives.) Being able to predict when earthquakes are about to happen could significantly help reduce the death toll, but doing so is a formidable scientific challenge. Now Israeli researchers say they’ve discovered a way to predict earthquakes with 80% accuracy.
— Various Internet sources, The Jerusalem Post
Quote: ” By studying changes in the Earth’s ionosphere, the sliver of atmosphere which meets the vacuum of space, the Ariel University and Center for Research & Development Eastern Branch research team was able to evaluate potential precursors to several major earthquakes that occurred in the past 20 years.”
— The Jerusalem Post
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