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Did Animals Give Quake Warning?

Offbeat  (tags: natural disasters, warning, wild animals, March 11, earthquake, unusual behaviors, crows, kites, whales, Tohoku Kanto Earthquake )

- 2877 days ago -
People in areas affected by the March 11 earthquake have reported witnessing unusual behavior by wild animals shortly before the maginitude-9 temblor hit, stories that lend support to the idea that animals can anticipate natural disasters.


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Azaima A (207)
Monday July 4, 2011, 7:34 am
When humans started talking and reading and writing, they lost their direct connection to nature that the animals still have. The book, Spell of the Sensuous, talks about this.

MmAway M (519)
Monday July 4, 2011, 3:57 pm
Absolutely!!!! Animals always know! Humans know NADA!!!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 4, 2011, 9:13 pm
Animals always know when there is a disaster coming. We had an earthquake measuring 4.4 this morning at 11.30 (in Melbourne, Australia) and the birds stopped singing directly before it - animals have more of a sense of when they're in danger than we do. Me I just felt the jolt, it was scary. Noted, thanks.

Vinnie m (333)
Monday July 4, 2011, 9:49 pm
Glad to see you back Naoko. I pray your family in Japan is o.k.. Anywa yes, I saw on Animal Planet that Elephants are so heavy that their feet are very sensitive and cna feel the tremors in the ground. Also here when Seagulls come Inland from the Great Lakes we know there are going to be fierce storms. And I can hear the Coyotes and Wolves from my backyard at the State Park "Barking up a storm". No pun intended, well yeah maybe a little. tehehe. For many thousands of years different Cultures including mine, Native American, have listened to and learned from animals like Brother Wolf taught us how to hunt. etc, etc. I say Listen to the Birds and Animals. God gave them special foresight. And yes I'm following the Rats, because they always Map out territory. For real..

Maureen C (4)
Monday July 4, 2011, 11:36 pm
I think all animals, including humans, can feel it -- we're standing on tectonic plates, so how could we not feel when they're straining? But we're so insulated by being inside buildings or vehicles, and wearing shoes; and our minds are so cluttered with thoughts that it's easy for us to miss the dulled-down signals -- not so for animals!

greenplanet e (155)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 12:00 am
I think animals know. Animals went to higher ground before the big Boxing Day tsunami some years ago.

Beth M (46)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 12:10 am
..before the rain comes here..the ants take their eggs to higher ground two or three days before the deluge..thanks..x

Tammy f (118)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 12:17 am
Cats are extremely sensitive to vibrations. Cats are said to detect earthquake tremors 10 or 15 minutes before humans can.

Ellen m (215)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 1:42 am
I've had everthing from calves to cats, horses and dogs, even pigs and fowl. I also live on the Cascadia fault.
I have always seen a distinct agitatation in all animals right before a quake, however small.
And we call ourselves the smart ones!

Rosie Lopez (73)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 12:25 pm
i believe it! thanks!

Shelly Peterson (213)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 12:47 pm
Animals always tell us what is going on!

Ralph F (70)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 2:05 pm
Noted. Thanks for the post.

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 3:13 pm
Animals always let us know something isn't right if we'd only watch and listen when nature calls. Watch the birds in the air from time to time. Animals feel what we can't.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 4:55 pm
Animals can sense things that we cannot.

Roger G (148)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 5:34 pm

Michela M (3964)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 5:41 pm
Noted!! Thanks Michela
..."Although scientists have not established whether there is a relationship between animal behavior and earthquakes, there exists an abundance of anecdotal evidence of animals' ability to predict natural disasters..."

Marian D (57)
Tuesday July 5, 2011, 5:58 pm
Yes, the animals are much more sensitive than humans.

Sharon Balloch (127)
Friday July 15, 2011, 4:40 am
I would trust an animal to know the nature of a man rather than what my ears are telling me, lies do not fool a dog.. Dogs have a very good sense of good and evil.. and evil can not hide from a dog no matter what disguise it wears. My dogs also tell me when a storm is coming.. especially lightening.. thats when the shaking and hiding comes into play.
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