In ancient history around 373 BC.
Various accounts of animals anticipating earthquakes have appeared over the years. There have been reports of catfish moving violently, hens not producing eggs and bees fleeing their colony in panic. Many pet owners have reported seeing their cats and dogs act abnormally before the earth trembles by barking or whimpering for no apparent cause or showing anxiety and restlessness.
We still don’t know what the animals are detecting, whether they smell anything. According to one hypothesis, wild and domestic animals are the first to detect Earth’s vibrations. According to some theories, they detect electrical changes in the air or gas emitted by the Earth.
Melbourne pet earthquake prediction
Before the earthquakes that hit Melbourne, there were personal reports on the internet and in the newspapers. Before the earth trembled, a woman posted on social media that her dog Harvey stood in the hallway screaming for five minutes. One man claimed his television reception had become shaky. Even still, before the earthquake, he noticed a “strange and surprising absence of birdsong” when he went out to check the aerial view.
Hundreds of anecdotal stories of pets, livestock, wildlife and even insects behaving abnormally before earthquakes can be found in the scientific literature.
However, the evidence linking unusual or strange animal behaviors to subsequent earthquakes was found to be weak in a study of 180 articles reporting 700 reports of abnormal or unusual animal behaviors preceding 160 earthquakes.
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Effects of seismic shock in dogs and other pets
Pre-shocks can cause fear, anxiety or suffering in animals, which could explain why they speak openly. It’s their way of indicating that anything can happen or that their instincts lead them to do it. Their fear of being hurt, hurt or separated from their owners, and many more.
However, researchers around the world are still working on the concept. In September 2003, research published in Japan made headlines claiming that unpredictable dog behaviors, such as excessive barking or biting, could be used to predict earthquakes.
There have also been instances where authorities correctly predicted a large earthquake based in part on observing unusual animal behavior. For example, just days before a magnitude 7.3 earthquake in 1975, Chinese authorities ordered the evacuation of Haicheng, a city of one million people. It is believed that if the city had not been evacuated, the death toll and wounded would have exceeded 150,000.
Despite this, scientists continued to study animal behavior as a tool for predicting earthquakes. According to Rupert sheldrake, scientist and author of the books “Dogs That Know When Their Owners Come Home And Feel Like Being Watched”, they’ve had some big triumphs as well as some false alarms.
Geologists, on the other hand, deny such accounts, saying it is due to “the effect of psychological concentration“, in which people only remember strange actions after an earthquake or other disaster has occurred. People would not remember strange actions if nothing had happened.
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