Print Email Facebook Twitter Short-term Earthquake Prediction with Deep Neural Networks Title Short-term Earthquake Prediction with Deep Neural Networks: Finding the optimal time prior to earthquake strikes to use in predictions Author van den Belt, Glenn (TU Delft Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science) Contributor Sabbaqi, M. (mentor) Isufi, E. (graduation committee) Degree granting institution Delft University of Technology Programme Applied Mathematics Date 2022-08-01 Abstract Earthquakes can have tremendous effects. They can result in casualties, massive damage, and hurt the economy. Therefore, one would like to predict earthquakes as early as possible and with the highest accuracy possible. This paper contains the proposal for the optimal prediction-time, which is the time between the execution of a prediction and the actual earthquake strike, for deep learning models. Only short-term predictions and high-magnitude earthquakes are considered. A prediction means to define whether an earthquake happens or does not happen in an upcoming amount of seconds. A short-term prediction means a forecast to the extent of seconds. A high-magnitude earthquake means an earthquake with a magnitude of 2.5 or higher. This research uses the Long Short Term Memory deep learning model to test the optimal prediction-time value for earthquake predictions.The optimal value for the prediction-time is found by testing the model with different values for the prediction-time and concluding when the model performs best. For prediction-times from moments before the strike until 40 seconds, the model is performing worse compared to higher prediction-times. The model's performance peaks at a prediction-time of 70. When increasing further than 70, the performance decreases until a prediction-time of one hundred. When rising even further, the performance is stabilising. Thus, for predictions with the highest performance, one should use a prediction-time of 70 seconds. Subject EarthquakeDeep learningPredictionMachine learningLSTMlong short term memory To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:902c0256-0e4e-410d-8f22-04bf526484d6 Part of collection Student theses Document type bachelor thesis Rights © 2022 Glenn van den Belt Files PDF Research_Project_Earthquakes.pdf 2.08 MB Close viewer /islandora/object/uuid:902c0256-0e4e-410d-8f22-04bf526484d6/datastream/OBJ/view