Predicting Earthquakes

Five moderate-to-strong earthquakes strike in California. Could the cluster of quakes be a harbinger of the Big One? Another earthquake-prone area — New Madrid, near Memphis, Tenn. — has had more than its share of impressive quakes. New data based on years of GPS measurements may give scientists more information.

Guests:

Michael Ellis, professor of geology, Center for Earthquake Research and Information, the University of Memphis; program director, geomorphology and land use dynamics, National Science Foundation

Ross Stein, geophysicist, U.S. Geological Survey

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