Earthquake prediction is called the Holy Grail of earthquake science, and has been considered extremely difficult by most scientists.
Earthquakes have always ripped the Earth open, swallowing people and lives they built, in one swift moment – perhaps the reason why they are feared across the world. What makes them so menacing is the fact that they creep up almost like death itself with absolutely no warning, changing lives forever. Though a vague estimation or prediction of the area can be made, the exact location or time-frame when it'll strike can never be pin-pointed despite the giant leaps and breakthroughs in science.
Predicting an earthquake is perhaps one of the few things in science that is desperately sought and until that day arrives when a true-blue prediction of where, when, the magnitude and probability of it actually striking can be deciphered, many will continue to turn towards a handful of people who believe they have the gift of predicting an earthquake. They defy conventional science but their methods have an almost scientific feel and though they might not be taken seriously by established scientists, their story deserves to be investigated and told.
Chasing Earthquakes talks to scientists who have passionately pursued and researched this topic with the quest to predict the next big disaster. Their goal is simple - 'save lives'. Chasing Earthquakes has been filmed internationally.
Chasing Earthquakes has been produced for the National Geographic.