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Intermediate-term prediction of occurrence times of strong earthquakes


Pattern recognition procedures for infrequent events are adapted to the problem of identifying patterns of clustering of small- and intermediate-scale seismicity before large earthquakes. Identification procedures derived from analysis of large California and Nevada earthquakes yield a high success rate when applied to other parts of the world.

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Keilis-Borok, V., Knopoff, L., Rotwain, I. et al. Intermediate-term prediction of occurrence times of strong earthquakes. Nature 335, 690–694 (1988).

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