MADRID, Spain, June 28, 2019, 11:00AM

Global monitoring and forecast of seismic weather on the basis of seismic entropy

The purpose of the presentation is to report that a technology exists, which allows to predict earthquakes and save lives.
Place: Press Association of Madrid, Calle de Juan Bravo, 6, 28006 Madrid, Spain
A new strategy for earthquakes prediction

Transition from the primitive level to the modern civilization.

On the subject of earthquake prediction, we are currently at a primitive level, as earthquakes happen suddenly, taking us by surprise! We do not "see" the approaching danger, and from time to time we only see the result of their catastrophic impact. The method of seismic entropy provides a huge jump in the field of earthquake prediction, allowing to visualise the process of preparation for a strong earthquake in any region of
the world, as well as to create a computer intelligence for a short-term forecast – this is a crucial move from the primitive level to the modern civilization,
protected from earthquakes and tsunamis.

As this method is universal, it already allows to create a global system for automatic seismic weather forecast. For well-known seismic systems, such as Italy, Japan, California, etc., it is possible to make a reliable short-term forecast, forecast, depending on the specific preparation stage of an earthquake. For example, it was possible in principle to make a short-term prediction for the earthquakes occurred on December 22, 2003 (San Simeon), September 28, 2004 (Parkfield) in Central California; recent earthquakes on March 11, 2011 (Tohoku) in Japan; 23 October, 2011 (Van) in Eastern Turkey; 15 April, 2016 (Kumamoto, Kyushu) Japan; 30 October, 2016 (Norcia) in Central Italy, which all led to destruction and casualties. However, practically this was only possible if this technology was already adopted by seismologists and the government agencies.

The practical application of the seismic entropy method aimed at reducing the seismic risk requires a redevelopment of the forecast concept, warnings and actions involved. Considering the results of our research, it becomes clear that many traditional views on the forecast, methods for seismic hazard mapping, prevention and reduction of damage from an earthquake must be reevaluated. However, this does not contradict everything that scientists have gained in the field of earthquake prediction and seismic risk reduction, but, on the contrary, allows to combine these efforts and significantly increase their efficiency. The technology allows to develop preliminary measures and reduce seismic risk based on monitoring of seismic entropy at different stages of the earthquake preparation. This is crucial for effective funding allocation and specific preparation for strong earthquakes..

During the years 2000-2018 about 837531 people died from earthquakes worldwide, which is an average of 44081 people per year. Material damage from earthquakes amounts to hundreds of billions of dollars. Earthquake prediction programs in developed countries have been compiled for the next 20-30 years, not guaranteeing any practical results. During 30 years, about 1,300,000 people will die from earthquakes and tsunamis, not to mention the injured and material losses.
The main goal of the UNISDR program by 2030 is to significantly reduce the mortality and injury rates, as well as the economic losses globally.

We have already identified the most dangerous zones where in the next 2-3 years catastrophic earthquakes with human casualties will occur. Monitoring of these zones must be prioritised urgently. Our Group of companies (including the International Center for Global Monitoring and Forecasting of Seismic Weather) is ready to provide updates about seismic weather and upcoming earthquakes for a particular region of the world, similar to the traditional weather forecast systems. This will enable anyone to receive relevant information and make their own decision.
Computer technology
Computer technology (CT), allows to make monitoring and forecasting of earthquakes on ordinary PC
(CT) is based on the law of seismic entropy production, identified by Akopian S. in 1995 and theoretically proven in 2013
This law is visible only within the framework of new seismic parameters (cumulative energy and seismic entropy), calculated based on the most reliable and transparent information – catalogs of earthquakes occurring in a specific volume of the geological environment – the seismic system (SS).

A retrospective analysis shows that out of the 750 historical earthquakes, 96% obey the new law.
Advantages of the CT
– does not require the creation of new observation networks;
allows to monitor both of land and seabed at all stages of earthquake preparation;

– allows to increase the efficiency of existing methods of earthquake prediction;

– allows to control induced seismicity;

– allows to build dynamic maps of seismic hazard and improve the construction standards;
– the monitoring parameters are stable and reliable, to their calculation accumulated a lot of information worldwide;

– the monitoring parameters are calculated (On-Line) based on data from global and local seismological networks;

– allows to visualize the process of preparation of strong earthquakes;

– allows to improve the accuracy of forecasts over time, to create a computer intelligence.
Accumulated experience and approbation
By 2019, more than 340 seismic systems of the upper energy level, located on the territory of more than 80 countries, have been identified. CT was developed and tested for 30 years. Since 1988, numerous earthquake forecasts have been made around the world (~34), including in California, Italy, China, Iran, Turkey, and Japan.
The main purpose of the Presentation is to report on the existence of technology that allows to predict earthquakes and save lives; promotion and implementation of technology including in the structure of UNISDR, promoting the inclusion of our company in the members of its Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies (ARISE).
This will allow us to join forces to implement tangible projects and initiatives under the Sendai Program to reduce the risk of earthquakes and tsunamis in 2015-2030.