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Seismologists Can Only Predict Earthquakes By Looking In The Rear-View Mirror

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Over the next week, Southern California has only a 27% chance of experiencing a third earthquake greater than magnitude 6.
But according to Reuters, it has a 96% chance of going through a tremor of magnitude 5 or higher.
Those precise probabilities were generated by scientists at the United States Geological Survey.
The USGS uses models based on longstanding principles of seismic behavior and decades of data on aftershocks from earthquakes.

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