Two scientist are optimistic they will be able to better predict earthquakes. This research could greatly improve the seismic hazard maps, said Los Alamos geophysicist Claudia Hulbert, a co-author on both of the new papers. “It provides a nice angle of attack,” she said.

For more info, please read the original article by the Washington Post:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/12/17/scientists-claim-progress-earthquake-prediction/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.dccf2cf49458