Earthquake Vapor Model and Precise Prediction (Paperback)

Earthquake Vapor Model and Precise Prediction By Yan Fang, Wenying Shou (Editor), Zhonghao Shou Cover Image
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Earthquakes are thought to defy predictions. Indeed, numerous prediction methods have been attempted by generations of geologists. These methods are based on correlations of phenomena (such as animal behavior, tidal behavior, radon generation, ground shift, electromagnetism, foreshocks) with earthquakes. However, none of these methods have yielded useful predictions, because they are based on correlations instead of mechanisms. That is, an impending earthquake may or may not lead to these putative precursors, and phenomena other than earthquakes may also cause these phenomena. In this book I propose a new theory - earthquake vapor theory - that can be used to generate precise and accurate earthquake predictions. This theory proposes that when a huge rock is stressed by external (including man-made) forces, its weak parts break first. This induces crevices, and ground water percolates through crevices. Water expansion, contraction, friction and erosion further weaken the rock. Friction during ground movement heats the ground water and eventually generates vapor at high temperature and pressure. This vapor erupts from an impending hypocenter to the surface through the crevices and exits via one or more nozzles. Erupting vapor can rise up to form an "earthquake cloud" when encountering cold temperature at a higher altitude. Alternatively, erupting vapor can form a geothermal eruption ("geoeruption") as its heat dissipates a preexisting cloud. Earthquake clouds and geoeruptions can be differentiated from other geological or weather phenomena because they suddenly appear, are vapor-based, have a fixed source, and display high temperature and high pressure. The location of eruption predicts the epicenter, the amount of vapor predicts the magnitude, and the time after a complete eruption empirically predicts the time of the earthquake within days. Using this theory, I predicted 63 independent earthquakes to the United States Geological Survey from 1994 to 2001. Each prediction has a defined time, area, and magnitude window. More than 60% of these predictions are correct. An evaluation on this set of predictions shows that random guesses will have only a chance of 0.002 to achieve the same level of success. I also made over 1500 predictions to the public through my website from 1999 to 2007. After my successful prediction of the M6.8 Bam Iran earthquake, the United Nations published my paper "Bam Earthquake Prediction & Space Technology" in its 2004 yearbook (Seminars of the United Nations Programme on Space Applications, 16), and shared this book to all its member states in early 2005. I also secured a patent "Method of precise earthquake prediction and prevention of mysterious air and sea accidents" (Patent US 08068985B) in 2011. With better satellite, temperature, and earthquake data, my method can achieve an even higher level of success. I hope that this book will help the mankind to predict all devastating earthquakes.

About the Author

Zhonghao Shou was born in the war-torn China. Despite or perhaps because of poverty, Shou's talent blossomed. At the tender age of 12, Shou pointed out to his geology teacher that the popular theory of China lacking oil was flawed, and predicted which area must have oil. Indeed, oil was later found in his predicted region. However, in the 1958 anti-right movement initiated by Mao, Shou was forced to fabricate evidence against his math teacher, which he refused to do. He was thus deprived of the right of college education despite being the top student in the most selective highschool and despite the fact that his father had died for the communist party. Shou then spent years in countryside and factory doing menial jobs. However, he persisted in studying mathematics, chemistry, and physics on his own. Because of his innovative thinking style, Shou was able to solve numerous technical problems that PhDs had failed to solve. For example, he devised a method to get rid of rust spots from silk, saving a company millions of dollars. He devised a very effective method for treating industrial pollutant water. Thus, Shou was awarded the degree of engineering. Shou had always wanted to solve difficult and fundamental problems. His interest in earthquakes started in 1990 when he made his first prediction correctly on a large earthquake in Northern Iran based on reading the very limited literature on earthquake clouds. Shou has worked tirelessly to develop the earthquake vapor theory for the past 25 years, despite resistance from the majority of scientists who believe that earthquakes cannot be predicted, and despite cancer. In total, he made over 1000 predictions on his website, each with a time, location, and magnitude window. 63 of these predictions were registered with the United States Geological Survey, with over 60% being correct in all three windows. The chance of random guesses achieving this level of accuracy is only one in a thousand. Shou's "Bam Earthquake Prediction & Space Technology" was published in the United Nation's 2004 year book which was distributed among all member states. Shou also holds a US patent titled "Method of precise earthquake prediction and prevention of mysterious air and sea accidents." Shou has compiled his experience and recommendations in this book. Hopefully, future generations will be able to continue his work and help reduce the devastating consequences of earthquakes.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780997573008
ISBN-10: 0997573007
Publisher: Earthquake Prediction Center
Publication Date: August 9th, 2016
Pages: 132
Language: English