Animals Behaving Strangely
Notice anything amiss in the animal kingdom? If so, particularly with animals that dwell underground, the behavioral change could predict a major seismic event. Before a disastrous earthquake in Italy in 2009, a colony of toads mysteriously evacuated its pond. Similarly in China in 1975, hibernating snakes emerged from their holes prior to a major quake in Haicheng.
Scientists surmise that ground dwelling animals can sense a chemical change in the groundwater caused by rocks in the Earth's crust releasing charged particles. The disturbance can lead them to seek safer havens.
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