It's the first time we've been inside the earthquake machine.
We already witnessed the effect of the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from last year's hurricanes. It would have huge social and economic effects on the entire country.
It's the first time we've been inside the earthquake machine. We've looked at the fossil earthquakes, we've made computer models, and we've made laboratory earthquakes. We've studied them from afar, but we've never been inside the machine where the action is.