Earthquakes: Separating fact from fiction

Unlike the sensationalized Hollywood depictions of earthquake scenarios, researchers say there is still no way to predict how and when earthquakes will strike. John Vidale, director of the Southern California Earthquake Center, and Yifeng Cui, a seismologist with the San Diego Supercomputer Center at University of California, San Diego, describe the advancements in scientifically based earthquake research, which today relies on detailed simulations of ground movements using some of the world's largest and most capable supercomputers.

Provided by San Diego Supercomputer Center

Runtime: 4:11

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