How Animals can Predict Earthquakes-Part2
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How Animals can Predict Earthquakes-Part2. Many reports, some of them hundreds of years old, have pointed out that animals of all kinds seem to be predicting earthquakes, hours or even days before people have discovered them.
Motoji Ikeya(Earth and Space Scientist)
At the time of the 2004 Tsunami in Indonesia following the earthquake, it has already been noted that almost no animals were signaled at this event. It seems that they retreated to safe areas. This behavior of animals was also noted and recorded in 1755 at the time of the Lisbon earthquake and tsunami.
In 2004, a book by a Japanese geologist, Motoji Ikeya, was published in Singapore. In this book, he describes in detail a possible explanation for animals who can experience coming earthquakes.
Ikeya was aware that in recent years in the major earthquakes in Japan, China and India, there were many reports of animals who fled 12 to 24 hours before the earthquake took place.
Ikeya also knew, from his experiments, that flashes of light or lights of the earthquake, perhaps arising from collisions or friction between the rocks that slide alongside each other.
He concluded that animals were afraid of this light and that they therefore fled. It seems a very convincing argument, one that is likely to be further explored in the future. Ikeya’s book contained a very detailed list of animals who had been in flight at the place where an earthquake would later come.
His list contains reports of avoiding earthquakes by dogs, cats, seals, squirrels, rats, seagulls, snakes, turtles, fish, dolphins, octopuses, crocodiles and rabbits. Each animal had its pattern of behavior. The following information regarding dogs and cats indicates the variation per category of animals.
Cats and Dogs can Predict Earthquakes
Some dogs cried like wolves, while others refused to be divorced from their owners. The dogs urged their bosses to stay inside or just to go outside. Some dogs left their houses before the earthquake, while others continually barked up to thirty minutes before the earthquake.
Cats tried to creep in their bed with their owner to drag and bite them out. 45 minutes before the earthquake some cats were very hard to be left out of the house. The places where Ikeya did research on animal behavior on earthquakes lay in Japan, Turkey, Taiwan, and India.