Chile, Volcano Puyehue, June 2011
(Reuters, Chile Air Force)
The International Earthquake and Volcano Prediction Center (IEVPC) was founded in February 2012
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 gteatly improve the predictive capability for earthquakes. 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.
In December 2012 the IEVPC concluded its highly successful initial earthquake
prediction test program during which it validated its process for improving detection of major earthquakes for multiple types
of quakes in various locations.
In July 2014, the IEVPC began a new one year
Test Program that it believes will provide substantial data for the public and scientific seismic communiy to also assess
the effectiveness of the multi-precursor model for earthquake prediction.
In July 2015 the
IEVPC ended its Test Programs.