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Earthquake prediction by seismic electric signals [electronic resource] : the success of the VAN method over thirty years / Mary S. Lazaridou-Varotsos.



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Lazaridou-Varotsos, Mary S.
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Berlin ; New York : Springer ; Chichester : Praxis Publishing, c2013.
  • Book
  • 1 online resource : ill.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Earthquakes, seismology and the VAN earthquake prediction method
  • The development of the VAN research on earthquake prediction
  • The procedure for the measurements: The telemetric VAN network and how the epicenter and magnitude are predicted
  • First international evaluation of VAN, 1984
  • Two powerful earthquakes, 1986
  • Disastrous earthquakes in Killini-Vartholomio, 1988
  • The FRENCH interest in VAN (1986-1989)
  • Second international evaluation of VAN, 1990
  • Disastrous earthquakes in PIRGOS, 1993: The public warning
  • Third evaluation of VAN, 1992, 1995
  • The United Nations recommendation on VAN, 1994
  • VAN evaluations, 1995, 1996
  • Earthquake at Chalkidiki, 1995: The success of the prediction
  • Earthquake in Grevena-Kozani, 1995
  • Disastrous earthquake at Eratini-Egion, June 1995
  • The International Prize of the Onassis Foundation, 1995
  • Disastrous Athens earthquake, 1999
  • A new concept of time and its applications: Natural time
  • Earthquake in the northern Aegean Sea, 2001
  • Publicising predictions: Changes from 2006
  • Earthquake in southwestern Greece, 2008
  • Earthquake between Patras and Pirgos, 2008
  • The VAN earthquake prediction method in other countries: Current views.
As evidenced dramatically and tragically in 2011 alone, earthquakes cause devastation and their consequences in terms of human suffering and economic disaster can last for years or even decades. The VAN method of earthquake prediction, based on the detection and measurement of low frequency electric signals called Seismic Electric Signals (SES), has been researched and evaluated over 30 years, and now constitutes the only earthquake prediction effort that has led to concrete successful results. This book recounts the history of the VAN method, detailing how it has developed and been tested und
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