-A probabilistic neural network for earthquake magnitude prediction by Adeli and Panakkat. Machine learning used to predict earthquakes in a lab setting A group of researchers from the UK and the US have used machine learning techniques to successfully predict earthquakes. With the advent of machine learning in the 80's, seismologists were optimistic that we may soon solve this problem once and for all. If we could predict when such an earthquake will occur, people can take preventative action, potentially saving many lives and countless dollars in infrastructure. Johnson’s team is among a handful of groups that are using machine learning to try to demystify earthquake physics and tease out the warning signs of impending quakes. And for the past year and a half, these events have been the focus of a new effort at earthquake prediction by the geophysicist Paul Johnson. The machine learning technique used to predict the time remaining before failure in the earthquake simulation was the Random Forest approach which predicts the time remaining before the next failure by averaging the predictions of 1000 decision trees for each time window. Although their work was performed in a laboratory setting, the experiment closely mimics real-life conditions, and the results could be used to predict the timing of a real earthquake. -Earthquake magnitude prediction in Hindukush region using machine learning techniques by Asim et al. ... Machine Learning Machine-Learning Algorithm Predicts Laboratory Earthquakes. Earthquake prediction is a branch of the science of seismology concerned with the specification of the time, location, and magnitude of future earthquakes within stated limits, and particularly "the determination of parameters for the next strong earthquake to occur in a region. At this point, machine learning is not intended to help with earthquake prediction, but rather to understand quakes that have already started or quake dynamics in general. The breakthrough has astonished geologists and raises the possibility that real earthquake prediction could be next.