We still don't know how to predict major earthquakes, and it's possible we never will

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At 3:00 a.m., when everyone was sleeping, a violent earthquake struck 65 miles from Turkey’s capital in August 1999. The 7.6-magnitude quake collapsed entire apartment buildings on top of unsuspecting people, killing at least 20,000

Known as the Izmit quake, in 2011 scientists said they found convincing evidence of a precursor to the tragic temblor: A series of often small, unnoticeable quakes — known as foreshocks — occurred in the same area for around 44 minutes before the major quake struck. This, the scientists argued, was evidence of something unique happening before the massive earthquake. Read more…

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We still don't know how to predict major earthquakes, and it's possible we never will