Dog begins barking before earthquake

United States
April 25, 2008 8:07am CST
I just heard an interview clip on a news report.. They had an earthquake in Nevada, and the family dog started barking before the quake. I've heard this before, that the animals know when a quake is about to occur. Do you think they feel it before us, or is there a sound they hear? What do you think?
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@Thoroughrob (11750)
• United States
6 May 08
I think they can sense that things are about to happen. When a bad storm rolls in they go crazy. I would say they just sense that something is about to happen.
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• United States
8 May 08
..they say people will sometimes get a little high strung just before a big storm too.. maybe it's the increased pressure.. Though with animals we know they can hear, smell and even sense things more than we do..
• India
26 Apr 08
Yes, it is correct. Not only dogs almot all animals get alerts or they behave in different ways which Human must understand that something odd is going to take place such as earthquakes. Even birds are also getting alerts about that. There was an earthquake in India in the year 2000 or 2001. From several articles on earthquakes I have read, it is clearly mentioned that animals including birds are getting alerts that EQRTHQUAKE is going to take place. Hours after shown the different behaviour by animals and birds, the earthquake took place and which around 1 lakh people die.
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• United States
8 May 08
..birds are one wild animal I have around my house.. if they start acting weird, I better take note..
@AmbiePam (49078)
• United States
26 Apr 08
Animals are so sensitive to sound and movement that I totally believe that. I'm amazed at my dog, small as he may be. He hears things I'm not aware of. I was in the living room once with the TV on and he started going to my bedroom door barking and yelping. I finally went in there and turned the light on and someone was standing outside my window. Turned out to be someone from my apartment building who was drunk and just sitting there, and I had no idea, but Sherlock did.
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• United States
29 Apr 08
Wow.. that is way cool! Makes one very happy to have a beloved pet dog, doesn't it..
@tessah (6621)
• United States
26 Apr 08
there isnt so much new in this.. its pretty much common knowledge to observe wildlife to know certain things. the weather, natural disasters.. etc. if yer ever stranded out in the woods, with nothing to eat, and not sure what is edible and what isnt.. watch the animals.. usually what they eat, you can eat too. how ya think the farmers almanac is able to predict future harvests and the severity of the winter coming? they keep an eye on the critters.. cause they already know.
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@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Dogs have some great hearing so Id think they can hear it before we can feel it. It is amazing that they can sense this stuff.
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@paid2write (5202)
25 Apr 08
Animals do seem to sense these things. I'm sure it is true. Earlier this year there was an earth tremor in Britain and many people who were interviewed about it said they knew something was wrong before it happened because their cat or dog was behaving in an odd way. It is not really so surprising in the wild that animals are aware of changes in their environment, and have a sense of danger. Maybe our domestic pets still have the ability. I don't think they feel it or hear it, I think they just sense it.
@whyaskq (7532)
• Singapore
29 Apr 08
I believe dogs have some innate intuition especially when it concerns the environment they are in or their owners. I would be more careful when a dog barks suddenly and continuously - not at me but behind me.
• India
26 Apr 08
This is nothing new. People in Japan, the most Earthquake prone area in the world, have fishes in their homes. As soon as the earth plates start moving a bit before the real earth quake hits, the fishes get all fidgety. Same's the case with horses and as you mentioned dogs. These animals have always been observed by some people to prevent calamities and their effects. The best Meteorological Station. At home. But alas, majority of the times people bark back at their dogs for barking. If only we could understand them .. bourne
@wisedragon (2330)
• Philippines
26 Apr 08
Yes, that's because animals are very intimate with the ground compared to humans which stand upright or sleep on beds which are elevated from the ground. So they are able to sense the slightest vibration or changes in the ground. The sound theory is also plausible. The audible range for dogs is much wider compared to humans. That means they hear frequencies that we can't hear.
• China
26 Apr 08
dogs like other animals are the same creature like human on the earth.and god give us dirrent gift.
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
26 Apr 08
probably felt qand heard something . when did this happen I didnt feel a thing
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
25 Apr 08
Oh yes animals always knows before it happens about the weather,i think it is a built in meganism,and they will start barking and acting up....They know when a tornado or a storm is coming as well....We can listen to a warning on tv,and if you notice the animals they are always aware...