When researchers look at CCTV footage of how people really react during earthquakes – as opposed to what they report after the fact – it looks like alerts aren’t yet inspiring protective action.
When will the next earthquake come? We don’t know, but that doesn’t mean we can’t get our cities ready.
New Zealand’s Alpine Fault has ruptured in a major earthquake on average every 250 years. New research shows a 75% chance of the next one within 50 years, and it’s likely to be magnitude 8 or more.
Research shows that satellite GPS measurements could provide a better tool for earthquake forecasting.