Global Network of Forecasting The Earthquakes: New Technology and New Philosophy
During the whole history of humanity the people have been trying to learn about possible natural cataclysms beforehand. It is mentioned in ancient historical sources,legends, myths and in religious writings. For this purpose they used all accessible for them opportunities in accordance with their level of knowledge and philosophy. They tried to use astronomical phenomena and they associated the natural cataclysms with them. For example, ancient people take the solar eclipses, approaches of the Mars to the Earth, appearance of spots on the Sun, unusual behavior of animals and unusual phenomena in atmosphere as special signs of approaching of the catastrophe. How far have the modern scientists gone from their predecessors? If we try to make parallels, we’ll see that the modern science with more interest studies the influence of planets of solar system, solar activity and other cosmic factors on seismicity and volcanism. Meanwhile, for short-term forecasting the earthquakes are also used (as earlier) the different harbingers of earthquakes. The main difference is in explanations of the mechanism of connection between the observed harbingers and the process of preparation of the earthquake. Another main difference is the application of modern recording equipment, which use high tech. In other respects “philosophy” of forecasting the earthquakes practically hasn’t been changed.