all geotechnics is local

All Geotechnics Is Local

Many of us have heard this famous expression: “All Politics is Local.” Incidentally, the same idea applies to the geotechnical and environmental engineering profession. In that sense, we can say “All Geotechnics is Local!” Local building codes, guidelines for work in the profession, and standards of care vary greatly by both region and local agency…

the truth about earthquake predictions

The Truth About Earthquake Predictions

Earthquake prediction is concerned with specifying the location, magnitude and time of future earthquakes within some confidence limits. Prediction of earthquakes that cause massive destruction of life and infrastructure is of particular importance. Earthquake prediction is not well-developed science. There are no successful predictions that have been discovered from physical principles. Different research focuses on…