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illflem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-29-04 12:49 PM
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14. Q: Can animals predict earthquakes?
A: Changes in animal behavior can not be used to predict earthquakes. Even though there have been documented cases of unusual animal behavior prior to earthquakes, a reproducible connection between a specific behavior and and the occurrence of an earthquake has not been made. Animals change their behavior for many reasons and given that an earthquake can shake millions of people, it is likely that a few of their pets will, by chance, be acting strangely before an earthquake.

From http://earthquake.usgs.gov/faq/myths.html

Apparently the approaching wave was rather loud, of course any animal would flee from a strange noise.

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  -Reuters: Where Are All the Dead Animals? Sri Lanka Asks truthpusher  Dec-29-04 12:08 PM   #0 
  - Wow, do we have a lot to learn from our furry and feathered friends.  henslee   Dec-29-04 12:12 PM   #1 
  - And, possibly, when you wake up and Fido is missing...  aquart   Dec-29-04 12:13 PM   #2 
  - No Fuckin Shit. They say Animals know days in advance. n/t  xultar   Dec-29-04 12:14 PM   #3 
  - Animals definitely have an instinct for these things.  TexanDem   Dec-29-04 12:50 PM   #15 
     - my grandmother said that before the hurricane Camille  nashville_brook   Dec-29-04 01:04 PM   #18 
     - It happened  montana_hazeleyes   Dec-29-04 02:33 PM   #47 
        - Food for thought...  yibbehobba   Dec-29-04 04:08 PM   #55 
           - Yes you are so right.  montana_hazeleyes   Dec-29-04 04:28 PM   #57 
              - Yeah...  yibbehobba   Dec-29-04 04:41 PM   #58 
                 - You doing a lot better than cities along the  alfredo   Dec-29-04 08:41 PM   #75 
                    - Isn't there an aquifer below that area of Iowa/Nebraska?  jwirr   Dec-29-04 09:08 PM   #77 
                       - Any shift will alter the water table. Look at  alfredo   Dec-29-04 09:21 PM   #78 
  - Wow thanks.  Kota   Dec-29-04 12:15 PM   #4 
  - What if the animals in the park had been seals and penquins?  R Hickey   Dec-29-04 12:17 PM   #5 
  - think they mean non-human animals  fryguy   Dec-29-04 12:22 PM   #6 
  - I think we are...  progressiveBadger   Dec-29-04 01:35 PM   #33 
     - No doubt IMO that human animals need infrastructure for survival. Other  heidler1   Dec-29-04 02:53 PM   #50 
     - Remember last week when this board  FlaGranny   Dec-30-04 08:48 AM   #86 
  - I guess the hundreds of whales/dolphins washing up to shore don't matter?  shance   Dec-29-04 12:27 PM   #7 
  - Got a link for that?  muriel_volestrangler   Dec-29-04 12:34 PM   #8 
  - No shit even scuba divers in the resorts didn't know what happened.  xultar   Dec-29-04 12:38 PM   #11 
  - Underwater, Or A Ways Offshore, You Probably Wouldn't  loindelrio   Dec-29-04 01:09 PM   #21 
  - Indeed, other than the apparent tidal ebb and flow ...  TahitiNut   Dec-29-04 01:12 PM   #24 
     - They had an interview with someone who was snorkeling  arikara   Dec-29-04 01:47 PM   #35 
  - I only saw ONE story about a pod of 20 whales beaching in Australia.  Shakespeare   Dec-29-04 01:10 PM   #22 
  - That beaching is related to underwater bombing or something they  xultar   Dec-29-04 01:13 PM   #25 
  - I'm a little confused about that as well.  Ms_Mary   Dec-29-04 01:14 PM   #27 
  - Well with all due respect they couldn't head to high ground  Carni   Dec-29-04 08:23 PM   #72 
  - Of course, if Condi Rice had seen the animals running, she'd have acted.  iconoclastic cat   Dec-29-04 12:36 PM   #9 
  - Only if she had flight and seat numbers n/t  xultar   Dec-29-04 12:38 PM   #12 
  - i think the animals felt and heard the earthquake and the  rosebud57   Dec-29-04 12:37 PM   #10 
  - Maybe they'll have a chance now given deforestation & bush kills  AngryWhiteLiberal   Dec-29-04 12:41 PM   #13 
  - Q: Can animals predict earthquakes?  illflem   Dec-29-04 12:49 PM   #14 
     - My cats won't.  haele   Dec-29-04 02:20 PM   #45 
        - Birds ARE sensitive to magnetic field changes...  AngryWhiteLiberal   Dec-29-04 02:47 PM   #48 
        - My sister's bird went berserk just before the 1971 SoCal earthquake...  KansDem   Dec-29-04 05:59 PM   #63 
  - I think all of the animals were Raptured.  The Stranger   Dec-29-04 12:53 PM   #16 
  - Awwahhh! You beat me to it.  idiosyncratic   Dec-29-04 01:00 PM   #17 
  - god looked around and said  nashville_brook   Dec-29-04 01:07 PM   #20 
  - LOL!  idiosyncratic   Dec-29-04 01:34 PM   #32 
     - LOVE it! also love how your cacti is giving the bird :)  nashville_brook   Dec-29-04 03:12 PM   #53 
  - Oh, my first thought was aliens  HeeBGBz   Dec-29-04 05:50 PM   #62 
  - Fast Moving Water? Animals carried away? Would that be...  Lady Sonelle   Dec-29-04 06:10 PM   #64 
  - ROTFLMAO, I was thinking the same thing.  HypnoToad   Dec-29-04 08:11 PM   #69 
  - This is great news..... Thanks for sharing it.....  Daisey Mae   Dec-29-04 01:07 PM   #19 
  - I was a bit concerned about the Komodo Islands, but they were unscathed  SoCalDem   Dec-29-04 04:52 PM   #59 
  - Saw this on "Flipper" one time.  bmbmd   Dec-29-04 01:10 PM   #23 
  - Birds and hurricanes  malaise   Dec-29-04 01:14 PM   #26 
  - the cats in the house have been bonkers for 24 hours  InvisibleBallots   Dec-29-04 01:15 PM   #28 
  - aren't cats already bonkers?  truthpusher   Dec-29-04 01:30 PM   #30 
  - no, seriously, I have never heard them act like this before  InvisibleBallots   Dec-29-04 01:33 PM   #31 
     - Location?  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-29-04 01:45 PM   #34 
     - Jersey shore  InvisibleBallots   Dec-29-04 01:51 PM   #38 
     - Could be heavy rain or snow, too...  haele   Dec-29-04 02:14 PM   #44 
     - I'm just outside DC, and my cats are fine  GoddessOfGuinness   Dec-29-04 02:57 PM   #51 
     - My old cat started acting up before an earthquake  arikara   Dec-29-04 01:54 PM   #40 
        - My cat did the same  satori   Dec-29-04 02:20 PM   #46 
        - Same here. The day before the Northridge quake in '94 my cat was nuts  catzies   Dec-29-04 05:07 PM   #61 
           - This is the earthquake I was trying to think of. in #15  TexanDem   Dec-29-04 06:15 PM   #65 
     - Could they be in heat?  KalicoKitty   Dec-29-04 01:48 PM   #36 
     - no way  InvisibleBallots   Dec-29-04 01:52 PM   #39 
     - There you go, thinking like a human...  Merlot   Dec-29-04 07:08 PM   #66 
  - my four are always bonkers  barb162   Dec-29-04 08:25 PM   #73 
  - So all the animals in that National park . .  msmcghee   Dec-29-04 01:18 PM   #29 
  - I'm assuming they are talking about non-human animals. n/t  VegasWolf   Dec-29-04 01:50 PM   #37 
  - Good work Sherlock  Tweed   Dec-29-04 07:38 PM   #67 
     - LOL. One uses one's modest abilities to shed light on the plight. n/t  VegasWolf   Dec-29-04 09:06 PM   #76 
  - Animals sense things.....  FormerOstrich   Dec-29-04 01:54 PM   #41 
  - rapture of the animals ?  amazona   Dec-29-04 01:58 PM   #42 
  - More likely . . .  donco6   Dec-29-04 02:05 PM   #43 
  - They're in Crawford Texas.  Massachusetts   Dec-29-04 02:51 PM   #49 
  - They probably could hear it coming.  AP   Dec-29-04 03:06 PM   #52 
  - I love stories like this  donheld   Dec-29-04 03:15 PM   #54 
  - Perhaps the animals felt the earthquake...and headed inland. The  evolvenow   Dec-29-04 04:09 PM   #56 
  - Well, we know the elephants already had their trunks on.  Gregorian   Dec-29-04 05:04 PM   #60 
  - Ugh. (eom)  AngryWhiteLiberal   Dec-29-04 07:55 PM   #68 
  - The animals knew it was coming and sought high ground  Carni   Dec-29-04 08:15 PM   #70 
  - I wonder if their acute sense of hearing helped... they heard the  barb162   Dec-29-04 08:19 PM   #71 
  - My cat started acting up election night 2004. Coincidence, I think not.n/  VegasWolf   Dec-29-04 08:27 PM   #74 
  - Your cat is proof  SOS   Dec-29-04 09:28 PM   #79 
  - My cat peed on my bed today and is acting kind of freaky.  truthpusher   Dec-29-04 11:50 PM   #80 
     - That's a possible indication of illness.  NYC   Dec-30-04 12:53 AM   #81 
        - thanks  truthpusher   Dec-30-04 07:25 AM   #85 
  - proves not even a 'dumb animal' would have voted for Bush  Algorem   Dec-30-04 01:06 AM   #82 
  - One of my favorite stories: Black Beauty  buddyhollysghost   Dec-30-04 02:11 AM   #83 
  - The Wave did not go inland enough  happyslug   Dec-30-04 02:39 AM   #84 
 

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