Research and Risk Mitigation

Ragnar Stefánsson

ADVANCES IN EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION: Research and Risk Mitigation For almost 20 years, South Iceland has been the target of an international research exercise into earthquake prediction. The research and development came to a head when two large earthquakes (magnitude 6.6, Ms) struck the test area in 2000. Because of the ongoing research and technological development it was possible to monitor the crustal processes ahead of and during the earthquakes, and thus to collect valueable data for further research. The correct prediction of the location of both earthquakes and the short-term warning of the second earthquake demonstrated the significance of the scientific and technological research.

Advances in Earthquake Prediction describes significant results from this research. In addition, the book