Scientists have been trying for years to come up with a way to predict quakes without much luck. But a man was able to predict Tuesday night's Bay Area earthquake using a system he's worked on for years.

On Sunday, Luke Thomas posted his quake prediction on his website called and on YouTube. Pointing to a brightly colored map of California, Thomas points to what he says are low-risk areas in the northeastern and southern parts of the state.

Luke Thomas points to the high risk area on his quake prediction map.

But then he points to a large purple section of his map of California saying the area is at very high risk of an earthquake. Saying the greatest risk in the west around the Bay Area. "We're expecting at least a 4.5 to 5.0 within the next 48 hours.

CBS13 talked with Luke Thomas who says he uses changes in air temperature and other data to make his predictions. He claims to accurately predict 75% of earthquakes.