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.
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.