I enjoyed watching the interview with Susan Murphy & Brendan Meade because of the expanse of knowledge and parallelisms covered in this conversation which is told by the interview title "Predicting Health, and Earthquakes." I found it very interesting how Meade explained how there is a lot of uncertainty in predicting earthquakes that carry such a high level of risk because if these vents can't be predicted, it risks the lives and safety of many communities. I found it surprising that with the technology that continues to be developed that these predictions are still difficult to accurately forecast. He also comments on the differences between the job of seismologists and those who study when and where an earthquake will/might happen. I was very surprised when Meade said that what seismologist's study only makes up less than 1% of what the Earth is actually doing. That is very interesting and means that there needs to be more emphasis on the work of studying the earth prior to the earthquakes happening and gathering statistics to compare and reveal concrete patterns of the changes in the earth.
Professor Murphy brings up an important idea that there are a lot of similarities with how we handle and predict health and earthquakes. Before watching this interview, these two topics were not associated directly with each other in my mind. The main similarity that she highlighted was that both of these topics are affected by things that happen in the short term; in health, it is a short term choice like what you eat that can affect your future health, and for earthquake studies, it is the small changes/shifts in the Earth that lead to the event of an earthquake. I also found the discussion about detection versus prediction to be really interesting and how we can make short-term changes and make predictions that can aid in our detection processes to prevent negative long-term outcomes.
Below I added images of an earthquake map and an health/epidemiology map that I thought highlighted another parallel in data presentation and prediction in these two spheres.