While watching the interview with Brendan Meade and Susan Murphy, I was surprised to learn how little information earth scientists have to predict earthquakes with. This was really shown when Professor Meade discussed the Lyapunov time for predicting earthquakes, which he said could range from thousands of years to a nanosecond. Due to the rarity of earthquakes, and the difficulty in gathering relevant data prior to an earthquake happening, earth scientists have begun to rely heavily on AI and deep learning to find patterns that could potentially be helpful and predictive. This led me to wonder how earth scientists feel about how difficult it is to progress prediction in their field, which I'll elaborate on in my question post.
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