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We may never be able to predict earthquakes – but we can already know enough to be prepared

By Hadi Ghasemi, Senior Seismologist, Geoscience Australia
Phil R. Cummins, Professor, Australian National University
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Yesterday’s earthquake in eastern Victoria shook the ground for hundreds of kilometres around and damaged buildings as far away as Melbourne – and took many people by surprise.

While Australia doesn’t compare with seismic hotspots like New Zealand and Japan, relatively small quakes are expected, with Geoscience Australia’s quake tracker listing more than a dozen in the past week alone.

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