The December 3, 1995 M=8.0

Prediction Background

The December 3, 1995 M=8.0 earthquake epicenter falls inside the M8 TIP (highlighted circles) in progress from January 1994 through January 1999 inside CI##77,97 (Table of CIs for M8.0+). Algorithm MSc worked as well as in case of the October 4, 1994 Shikotan earthquake narrowing noticeably the M8 alarm territory (highlighted rectangular area). The diamond marks location of an outstanding swarm of 64 earthquakes (four magnitude 6 or more events), which happened on a ground of M8 alarm and eventually burst into the 1995 Iturup earthquake.