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Subject: Earthquake prediction messages
From: Larry Cochrane cochrane@..............
Date: Sun, 17 Sep 2000 12:18:41 -0700


I just sent an email asking the person who is sending the earthquake
"predictions"  messages too stop posting to our list. In my opinion, and
others, these message are off topic. 

Having said that, and trying to keep an open mind about predicting
earthquakes,  I don't want to totally stop all prediction posts. If someone
comes up with some equipment or away of making accurate predictions, I for
one would like to hear about it since I live near large active faults! I
just don't think earthquakes are predictable, so I'm not holding my breath
for this to happen.

If someone is going to make a prediction it has to be as precises as
possible with a location, time frame and magnitude range. All three
parameters must be met before the prediction can be considered a "hit". If
the predictor predicts a magnitude 5 and a magnitude 2.5 happens in the
time frame and location that doesn't count etc...

Larry Cochrane
Redwood City, PSN


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