I did not know predicting earthquakes is one of the hardest problems in science and specifically where, how large, and when they are expected to happen. I thought a lot of resources where devoted to this study but Brendan Meade clarified that money is put into investigating the aftermath of earthquakes, which benefits seismologists. I also found enlightening the methods used to anticipate these disasters. I was amazed to learn that there is now the possibility to measure the Earth's surface movements with high precision, which is a proxy to how big an earthquake might be. I correctly anticipated the importance of numerical simulations to Dr. Meade's efforts, but it is sad to know that there is still not enough computational resources and that the physical models currently used are oversimplified.