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A European spacecraft has mapped the Earth's gravity with unrivalled precision - a feat that may ultimately help scientists predict earthquakes.
"Since the first recording stations were set up in 1918, the Geological Survey of Canada and the Alberta Geological Survey have recorded 918 earthquakes ranging from magnitude 1 to magnitude 3," says geophysics professor Dave Eaton, head of the geophysics department at the University of Calgary. "A magnitude 3 quake would have about the same effect as a heavy truck rumbling past the house, says Eaton."