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Earthquake prediction at 1 May 2013 1o:20 AM
Scientists since ages have said that earthquakes cannot be accurately predicted. I tried to develop a simple program which might tell where the next earthquake might happen in next 3 days. I used the following assumptions to draw the earthquake prediction map.
Assumption 1: smaller earthquakes are triggered before the major earthquake.
Assumption 2 : the longer the gap between earthquakes of smaller magnitude and current period, the higher is the probability of earthquake of major magnitude(near to 6.0 richter scale or even greater than that).
These assumptions are really vague and to start the initial predictions. However, I suggest to adjust the weight of heatMap by using multivariate linear regression. There can be additional hidden parameters like solar discharge which interferes with earth magnetic field and maybe the core which later affects the movement of tectonic plates. Such variables are not used in the present code.
The latest electron flux can be seen from the below image
Here goes the code. The most of the code is taken from Google HeatMap documentation.