Earthquakes have plagued the world since time began. While modern man knows what causes them,?
Earthquakes have plagued the world since time began. While modern man knows what causes them, he cannot predict when the next shattering explosion of shifting rock will destroy another town or city. The list of earthquake disasters is a roll-call of death. Tokyo, 1923 - 143,000 killed. China 1920 - 180,000. Messina, Italy, 1908 - 160,000. In recent years, Turkey, Iran Italy, Rumania -- and Tangshan in China, when three quarters of a million people died in the world's most horrifying earthquake for centuries. But in the future, signals from outer space may help predict earthquakes before disaster strikes. 'Project ARIES' is underway in the United States to examine the possibilities. A report from California, itself an earthquake zone.