Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Hint: No) : Short Wave It's a listener questions episode! Chuck, Short Wave fan, asks, "What is the current state of earthquake prediction systems?"

For some answers, Emily Kwong chats with Wendy Bohon, a geologist and Senior Science Communication Specialist for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

To look at real-time seismic data from hundreds of locations around the globe, check out the IRIS Station Monitor.

Have a question you want us to try answering? Email us at shortwave@npr.org.

Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Hint: No)

Can We Predict Earthquakes? (Hint: No)

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Aerial View of Dixie Valley Fault

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It's a listener questions episode! Chuck, Short Wave fan, asks, "What is the current state of earthquake prediction systems?"

For some answers, Emily Kwong chats with Wendy Bohon, a geologist and Senior Science Communication Specialist for the Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology (IRIS).

To look at real-time seismic data from hundreds of locations around the globe, check out the IRIS Station Monitor.

Have a question you want us to try answering? Email us at shortwave@npr.org.

This episode was produced by Indi Khera and Rebecca Ramirez, fact-checked by Berly McCoy and edited by Viet Le.