IJG  Vol.6 No.6 , June 2015
Application of Commensurability in Earthquake Prediction
Author(s) Youjin Su1, Hui Hu2
ABSTRACT
This article introduces application of the expanding commensurability in earthquake prediction. The results show that most of the world’s major earthquake occurred at their commensurable points of time axis. An EQ 7.0 occurred in Lushan of China on 2013-04-20 and an EQ 8.2 occurred in Iquique of northern Chile on 2014-04-01 all occurred at their commensurable points of time axis. This once again proves that the commensurability provides an important scientific basis for the prediction of major earthquakes, which will occur in the area in future.

Cite this paper
Su, Y. and Hu, H. (2015) Application of Commensurability in Earthquake Prediction. International Journal of Geosciences, 6, 619-624. doi: 10.4236/ijg.2015.66049.
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