John Casey, the co-founder of the Orlando, Florida headquartered International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center, in the below video talks about the center’s prediction that there’s going to be another earthquake in Southwest China before the end of July. He talked about the methods used by the center to conduct prediction and cautioned the Chinese government to prepare for future earthquakes.
With such an historic capability to make predictions accurately with long notification periods, the IEVPC believes that perhaps many thousands of lives can be saved annually.
The International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) was founded by a team of scientists and other experts with established track records for excellence in science research, especially tectonics, volcanism, seismic research, management, and other skills necessary for achieving the Mission and Objectives of the IEVPC. This team originated after its founders realized that there were strong correlations between the occurrences of earthquakes, tsunamis, volcanic activity, solar activity, and precursor geophysical events.
These precursors have been studied for many years by the IEVPC founders, staff scientists and researchers who represent the primary body of expertise in understanding these early signals that catastrophic geophysical events (CGE) are about to strike.
The IEVPC determined that through an understanding of events leading up to these geological hazards, that they could be predicted in advance with a high level of reliability. Further, it has been shown that a combination of the leading-edge technology employed by the IEVPC science team can lead to a substantial improvement in the lead time from precursor signal detection to the actual CGE event transpiring.
The IEVPC has assembled the technology and personnel that it believes can give days, weeks and months of advance warning for the largest earthquakes and associated volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
In December 2012 the IEVPC concluded its highly successful earthquake prediction test program during which it validated its process for detection of major earthquakes for multiple types of quakes in various locations. In doing so the IEVPC has demonstrated that the most destructive earthquakes can now be predicted well in advance allowing threatened people to prepare.