07 April 1995, M8.1

Prediction Background

The epicenter of the April 7, 1995 M=8.1 earthquake and its aftershocks did occur inside the area of the M8 alarm as on January 1995 (highlighted circles) CI##1,2 (Table of CIs for M8.0+), and where, according to the MSc algorithm, it was more likely (highlighted rectangular area). The diamond marks location of an outstanding swarm of 31 earthquakes, which happened on a ground of M8 alarm three months in advance of the 1995 Samoa earthquake.