Hundred of millions of tax dollars have been dispensed in an effort to understand and predict seismic events. Sadly innovation has dried up. The old mantra “the definition of insanity is repeating a procedure and expecting a different outcome” has sadly become the intellectual environment that consumes funds without solutions. Now the challenge has been solved. The precise cause is know which means much of the existing data we have will become the Rosetta Stone of prediction. Allowing America to protect its citizens from all seismic events of a magnitude that would negatively effect our society.