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Name: smoke
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Date: Around 1993


Question:
A 9-year old boy would like to know whether earthquakes can be predicted.



Replies:
We are working on it: there are several approaches: big earthquakes are usually preceded by precursors, small earthquakes that occur in the same place right before the big one. The Japanese who are VERY concerned about earthquakes think they can predict earthquakes by measuring electricity in the ground. There have been reports that some animals can sense when an earthquake is about to happen.

John Hawley



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