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Geophysicists: Quartz key to predicting quakes

• Terrence Aym
A new study claims evidence that the mineral quartz may hold the key to earthquake prediction. The science of predicting earthquakes has not made much headway for more than a century. Barring the successful predictions of geologist Jim Berkland—he has an 80 percent success rate—orthodox scientists have been mostly flummoxed. But now, a potential breakthrough has occurred thanks to research done by two geophysicists: Utah State University's Anthony Lowry and his colleague of Royal Holloway, the University of London, Marta Pérez-Gussinyé.