In earthquake prediction, the changes in the physical properties of the rocks are closely monitored. The parameters that are usually monitored include seismic P velocity, ground uplift, radon emission, electrical resistivity, number of seismic events, etc. This study monitored the seismic P velocity for a period of five years (2006 to 2010) in the study area. The data shows that the travel time of the seismic P waves did not change during the period under investigation and therefore the velocity of the P waves did not change. Consequently, we do not expect an earthquake to occur in the study area in the near future.
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