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Seismologists monitor the Earth’s activity, but they can’t predict a day, time and place for the next ‘big one.’ Christian Miranda/AFP via Getty Images

Seismologists can’t predict an impending earthquake, but longer-term forecasts and brief warnings after one starts are possible

The idea that scientists could warn a region that a big quake was coming at a certain time – with enough advance notice for large-scale preparation and evacuation – remains a dream, not a reality.

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