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Predicting Earthquakes

Predicting Earthquakes | Science Fair Projects | STEM Projects
Have you ever wondered if we can predict earthquakes? We'll be looking at past data to see if we can find patterns that will help us predict future earthquakes.


The hypothesis is that by looking at the patterns of the past, we can develop mathematical models for future prediction.

Method & Materials

You will gather earthquake information, transfer data into mathematical tables, create graphs, and analyze the data for repeatable patterns.
You will need earthquake information, mathematical tables, spreadsheets, and graphs.


After analyzing the data, it appears that the increase in lower intensity earthquakes does correlate with a rise in greater intensity earthquakes, but only within a general time frame.

Why do this project?

This science project is unique because it looks at the patterns of the past to see if we can predict future earthquakes.

Also Consider

Experiment variations to consider include looking at different geographical areas and different time frames.

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