By Mary S. Lazaridou-Varotsos
As evidenced dramatically and tragically in 2011 alone,earthquakes reason devastation and their outcomes by way of human pain and monetary catastrophe can final for years or maybe a long time. The VAN approach to earthquake prediction, in response to the detection and dimension of low frequency electrical signs known as Seismic electrical indications (SES), has been researched and evaluated over 30 years, and now constitutes the single earthquake prediction attempt that has resulted in concrete winning effects. This ebook recounts the historical past of the VAN technique, detailing the way it has constructed and been proven less than foreign scrutiny.
Earthquake Prediction through Seismic electrical Signals
• describes, step-by-step, the advance of the VAN process for the reason that 1981;
• explains either the theoretical version underpinning the learn and the actual houses of SES;
• analyzes the SES recordings and the prediction for every significant earthquake in Greece during the last 25 years;
• introduces a brand new time area, normal time, which performs a key function in predicting approaching catastrophic events.
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Extra info for Earthquake Prediction by Seismic Electric Signals: The success of the VAN method over thirty years
This matter occupied the press over the next few days. For example, an article in the newspaper Kathimerini on 29 November 1981, entitled “In Greece, the end of ’81”, said: You have probably watched how objectively the two known professors of seismology, at the international conference in Thessaloniki, threw the VAN device into the fire of Inquisition. With national pride, they announced, in front of foreign scientists, that this device, which was made a myth in Greece, is not an invention, because such devices exist in all the geophysical laboratories of the world ...
In the evening the public TV channel ERT on its news interview show transmitted the telephone response of Varotsos from Norway. ” He asked for the first experimental phase, a network comprising 3−4 stations in different areas. On 14 August 1981, the then Prime Minister called Alexopoulos and Varotsos and, after congratulating them, promised that the State would provide the necessary assistance to the research group. But a few days later, things changed dramatically. On 18 August 1981, almost all the press wrote about the previous day’s press conference by a professor of seismology, who expressed reservations about the VAN results.
Thus the scientific research − and that is science − has its own rights. And first among them is the right to try and hope. 2 The first experimental VAN network On 21 August 1981, Alexopoulos and Varotsos delivered a memorandum to the Prime Minister detailing the first network of stations that the team wanted to install. The Prime Minister promised financial help and said that the army would help both in the transportation of instruments to the countryside and in the installation. The Prime Minister instructed the Office of Scientific Research and Technology to finance the purchase of instruments.