Artificial Intelligence Helps to Decode Mysterious Earthquake Swarms
In 2018, seismologists at the California Institute of Technology got several emails asking about a flurry of small earthquakes near Cahuilla in Southern California. What was going on underground? How long might the tremors last?
The scientists started looking at data streaming in from satellites, plus a variety of sensors that measured earthquake intensity and the deformation of the earth’s crust, according to Elizabeth Cochran, a U.S. Geological Survey seismologist working with Caltech. The initial analysis came up empty.