1 Dec 2023

Seismic signals can provide clues of looming earthquakes

From Morning Report, 8:30 am on 1 December 2023

Overseas research has found seismic signals provided clues of a looming quake well before the destructive earthquake that struck Turkey this year - and may improve our ability to forecast future quakes.

Scientists found the unique signals were detected up to eight months out from the 7.8 quake in February that caused widespread damage in southern Turkey and Syria, and claimed tens of thousands of lives.

GNS Science seismologist Dr Matt Gerstenberger spoke to Morning Report.