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Seismologist claimed 'Holy Grail' of quake prediction

from The Vancouver Sun

Vladimir Keilis-Borok, who has died at age 92, was a Russian seismologist and claimed to have discovered geophysics' "Holy Grail" — a foolproof method of predicting earthquakes. A bespectacled, dishevelled man, Keilis-Borok developed predictive algorithms based on identifying "seismic chains" (series of smaller tremors) that could herald more devastating quakes. He called this methodology "the tail wagging the dog." more


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