Disasters Happen – Are Some Due to the Optimism, Bureaucracy and Arrogance of Man?
Not long ago, I was talking with a computer scientist from Cal Tec and he was working on Earthquake science. We talked about some of the new strategies of setting off small explosions under the surface and recording the S & P waves, and then using that data to predict the potential severity of an earthquake in the region. In fact, they were mapping parts of Southern California and putting all the data together, along with their geological earthquake fault mapping. In this way they can better understand where building codes needed to be stronger to protect against those potential eventualities.