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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Animal Behaviour And Earthquake

The belief that animals can predict earthquakes has been around for hundreds of years.

In 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a earthquake devastated the place.

Accounts of similar animal anticipation of earthquakes have surfaced across the actual centuries since. Catfish moving violently, chickens that stop laying eggs and bees leaving your hive in an anxiety have been reported. Countless pet owners claimed to have witnessed their very own cats and canine acting strangely before the ground shook—barking or whining for not any apparent reason, or even showing signs of nervousness and restlessness.

But precisely what animals sense, if they come to feel anything at all, is a mystery. One theory is that nuts and domestic beings feel the Earth vibrate before humans. Other ideas suggest they detect electrical changes in mid-air or gas released from the Earth.

Earthquakes are a sudden way. Seismologists have not knowing exactly when or where the next one will success. An estimated 500,000 detectable quakes occur in the world each year. Of persons, 100,000 could be felt by humans, and 100 cause damage.

One of the globe's most earthquake-prone countries is Japan, where devastation has taken countless lives and caused enormous damage to property. Researchers there have long studied animals in hopes of discovering what they have to hear or feel before the Earth shakes in order to use that good sense as a anticipation tool.

So begin now to build awareness about this theory ..watching your pet if there's strange attitude on them

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