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Comment: 18:51 - 19:33 (00:42)
Source: Annenberg/CPB Resources - Earth Revealed - 25. Living With Earth, Part I
Keywords: "Anthony Frasier-Smith", "San Francisco", "Santa Cruz Mountains", "Loma Prieta Earthquake", epicenter, "earthquake prediction", "low frequency electromagnetic wave", "Stanford University"
Our transcription: The Loma Prieta quake, however, has contributed what may be an important clue to the prediction riddle.
At Stanford University, Physicist Anthony Frasier-Smith studies low frequency electromagnetic waves.
In part to avoid extraneous signals from the San Francisco area, Frasier-Smith looks south to the Santa Cruz Mountains to find a suitable location in which to place his research equipment.
What he didn't realize was that the spot he chose would turn out to be almost directly at the epicenter of the Loma Prieta Earthquake.
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