Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByThomas Fuller and Cade Metz Oct. 26, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — Countless dollars and entire scientific careers have been dedicated to predicting where and when the next big earthquake will strike. But unlike weather forecasting, which has significantly improved with the use of better satellites and more powerful mathematical models, earthquake prediction has been marred by repeated failure. Some of the world’s most destructive earthquakes — China in 2008, Haiti in 2010 and Japan in 2011, among them — occurred in areas that seismic hazard maps had deemed relatively safe. The last large earthquake to strike Los Angeles, Northridge in 1994, occurred on a fault that did not appear on seismic maps. Now, with the help of artificial intelligence, a growing number of scientists say … [Read more...] about The Next Big One? Earthquake Scientists Look to A.I.