Scientists may have found quake warning signal
Scientists may have found a way to predict earthquakes.
According to a team of NASA and Russian space and physical scientists, in the days before the March 11 Tohoku earthquake in Japan, the atmosphere directly above the epicenter rapidly heated up.
In a presentation at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, the researchers presented data indicating that starting on March 3, the electron count in the ionosphere – the upper part of the atmosphere – increased dramatically.
The count reached its peak three days before the temblor struck. Read more from California Watch.
(Photo courtesy NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)