Strategies for managing earthquakes

  • Predict the occurrence of earthquakes-when, where and their possible magnitude

  • Watch for the surface changes such as bulges on the ground

  • Measure amount of argon and radon gas found in the soil above a fault. These gases seem to increase before imminent earthquakes

  • Pump water and lubricants into fault. This allows the rock to slip past each other, creating a number of smaller but less damaging earthquakes.

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