reply to post by RussianScientists
Okay, I grew up and lived through multiple Earthquakes in Southern California. I now live just a long stone's throw from the New Madrid fault zone. I
heard my whole childhood in California, after each moderate quake someone could feel, that pre-quakes DO happen but are rare...and are very unlikely
so don't worry. That was stock-standard and routine.
SO MANY moderate quakes can be felt (a few a year anyway) in Southern California compared to how many actually go large and do damage, that playing it
safe and playing UP the fact any one of those moderate quakes COULD foreshadow 'The Big One' or another MAJOR one would be totally irresponsible.
Of course some instances show pre-quakes happen. Japan is a real good example as they had small series in that area anyone can go look up in quake
history archives....but just as often or more so, these little bursts come and go and nothing more ever comes, Thank God.
So...now, they SHOULD play fear monger, help worry everyone playing chicken little on a regular basis or face professional or personal ruin?
That's not science, that's propaganda. Science doesn't have pre-determined results in something impossible to predict with enough to go making
idiotic warnings to the public about, nor would I ever want that to change. ....and yeah, it means once in a great while, they're wrong. So, they
learn from it...not go to prison. Wow.