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VAN method lacks validity

David D. Jackson, & Yan Y. Kagan

Published 1998, SCEC Contribution #396

Varotsos and colleagues (the VAN group) claim to have successfully predicted many earthquakes in Greece. Several authors have refuted these claims, as reported in the May 27, 1996, special issue of Geophysical Research Letters and a recent book, A Critical Review of VAN [edited by Lighthill, 1996]. Nevertheless, the myth persists. In the letter we summarize why the VAN group's claims lack validity.

Jackson, D. D., & Kagan, Y. Y. (1998). VAN method lacks validity. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 79(47), 573.