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Despite new technology, earthquake prediction remains elusive

Amos Nur has always been fascinated with earthquakes.

Since joining the geophysics faculty at Stanford in 1970, he has witnessed tremendous technological advances in the field of seismology.

But Nur remains "disheartened" by the simple fact that he and his colleagues are still unable to predict when an earthquake will hit.

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