Chile, Volcano Puyehue, June 2011
(Reuters, Chile Air Force)
The International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction
Center (IEVPC) was founded by a team of scientists and other experts with established track records for excellence in science
research, especially tectonics, volcanism, seismic research, management, and other skills necessary for achieving the Mission
and Objectives of the IEVPC.This team
originated after its founders realized that there were strong correlations between the occurrences of earthquakes, tsunamis,
volcanic activity, solar activity, and precursor geophysical events.
These precursors have been studied for many years by the IEVPC founders, staff scientists and researchers who
represent the primary body of expertise in understanding these early signals that catastrophic geophysical events (CGE) are
about to strike.
In other words, they determined that through an understanding of events leading up to these geological
hazards, that they could be predicted in advance with a high level of reliability. Further, it has been shown that a combination
of the leading-edge technology employed by the IEVPC science team can lead to a substantial improvement in the lead time from
precursor signal detection to the actual CGE event transpiring.
The IEVPC has assembled
the technology and personnel that it believes can give days, weeks and months of advance warning for the largest earthquakes
and associated volcanic eruptions and tsunamis.
December 2012 the IEVPC concluded its highly successful earthquake prediction test program during which it validated its process
for detection of major earthquakes for multiple types of quakes in various locations. In doing so the IEVPC has demonstrated
that the most destructive earthquakes can now be predicted well in advance allowing threatened people to prepare. With
such an historic capability to make predictions accurately with long notification periods, the IEVPC believes that perhaps
many thousands of lives can be saved annually.