25 Aug '11, 2pm

Earthquake Noticed by Animals First

Earthquake Noticed by Animals First

You may have heard stories from pet owners about their pets acting strangely right before an earthquake, or at least have heard about them in the media. Such incidents have been reported since 373 B.C. in Greece, when rats, weasels and snakes abandoned their dens at the same time and fled in a similar direction. This past Spring, a dog led an elderly woman away from the tsunami in Japan just before it struck. It actually went off its normal walking route, and up a hill high enough that the woman was protected from the destruction. Her house was engulfed by the water and debris just after she followed the dog up the hill. In a Chinese city with about one million people officials ordered them to evacuate after noticing sudden, unusual behavior in dogs, an action that saved about 150,000 because an earthquake over 7.0 did occur right after the people left . A Japanese researc...

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