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Researchers now have an 80% accuracy rate for detecting earthquakes two days in advance.
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Researchers now have an 80% accuracy rate for detecting earthquakes two days in advance.

The Jerusalem Post stated that scientists at Israel's Ariel University have created a technique that can aid in the prediction of significant earthquakes up to 48 hours in advance. The mantle and crust of the Earth make up the land mass on our planet. These layers, however, are not uniform; they are composed of a number of fragments that are slowly moving and occasionally colliding. An earthquake can happen when these fragments, known as tectonic plates, move past or collide with another plate. Are earthquakes predictable? The effect on human life can be severe depending on the magnitude of the earthquake. Stronger earthquakes can turn buildings into rubble in a matter of seconds and stop life in its tracks, whereas moderate earthquakes can merely send a few shockwaves into the grou...