Earthquakes are one of the most devastating disasters. However, do you know why it is so difficult, almost next to impossible, to predict an earthquake? We are featuring a video by MinuteEarth today that will explain the many impediments that present themselves when it comes to predicting earthquakes timely enough for making evacuation possible.
Earthquakes can wreak havoc in a matter of seconds and are extremely hard to predict. This particular video by MinuteEarth will take you on a journey that will help you better understand the science and its complexity that is required for accurate prediction of earthquakes. If you want to be able to predict these earthquakes within a reasonable enough timeframe so as to make a difference; you must garner a better understanding of earthquakes.
However, getting such a thorough understanding of the matter is not as easy as it sounds. In fact, the narrator in the video by MinuteEarth says, ‘We have tried looking backward at earthquakes that already happened and identifying events that occurred in the days before they hit like multiple mini-quakes, big releases in radon gas, changes in magnetism and even weird animal behavior to see if any of these were predictors of an impending earthquake.’
You can check out the video below and learn more about the findings and the reasons behind why predicting earthquakes is so difficult. Do let us know what you think of this video!