Earthquake Forecasting Program July 11, 2005

Bob Officer bobofficers at
Mon Jul 18 14:54:37 EDT 2005

On Wed, 13 Jul 2005 23:39:46 GMT, in sci.geo.earthquakes, "Hank Oredson"
<horedson at> wrote:

>"edgrsprj" <edgrsprj at> wrote in message 
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>> "Hank Oredson" <horedson at> wrote in message
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>>> I guess my question was not specific enough.
>>> What I wanted was the exact sources, so I could access the data.
>>> The exact data sets you used.
>> July 13, 2005
>> Thanks again for the comments and interest.
>>       The original report in this thread should have contained pointers to
>> all of the information you are requesting.  But once again, here are some 
>> of
>> the important URLs.
>>       That Web page contains information regarding the details of how the
>> forecasting program works.  Also stored there are copies of an early
>> Zipped .txt version of the Perl program I am using along with Zip file
>> versions of earlier versions of the .txt format database files that I am
>> using.  I had to Zip them because of their size and the limited bandwidth 
>> of
>> that Web site.  If you would prefer to receive them as regular text files
>> then you can try contacting me by e-mail and I will try to send them 
>> along.
>>       Perl users who downloaded and ran that .pl program some time ago 
>> said
>> that they had no trouble getting it to run on a Window's XP system.  Other
>> operating system users might encounter a few formatting problems etc.
>>       Those Web pages discuss the theories involved with this forecasting
>> method.  Some of the most important information is at the end of that
>> 128.html Web page.
>I found no equations there, nor any links to the original data sources.
>>       That Web page contains several types of forecast data along with 
>> some
>> information regarding how to interpret them.
>Did not find any information on the source of the data.
>>       That Web page contains some "Help" information with details 
>> regarding
>> things such as the U.S. Navy's MICA computer program which I use to 
>> generate
>> data for things such as the locations of the Earth, sun, and moon relative
>> to the J2000 reference system.
>>       You should not expect to be able to instantly absorb all of that
>> information though it sounds like understanding it should not be a problem
>> for you.  I have been working on the project for about 15 years.  And
>> unfortunately, every improvement seems to take days, weeks, months, ...
>Everything looked fairly obvious, except that there did not seem
>to be any reference to the source of the datasets.
>>       Additionally, as I said in my first report in this thread, the
>> multiple participants part of the project is not yet operational.  For one
>> thing, a suitable Web site has to be found.  Right now I am simply
>> trying to determine what the interest level there might be in such a
>> project.  And positive feedback that I have been getting by e-mail etc.
>> has been encouraging.
>Perhaps I was not clear enough in my previous posts.
>I am looking for the SOURCE of the data, that is, where did
>YOU get the data from, so that I may obtain my own datasets.
>In particular I am interested in the EM dataset.

There isn't any "data set"

There are no "formula"...

There is only EGD


Look down to the middle of the page E.D.G.

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