Can animals really sense an impending earthquake???

United States
March 5, 2007 6:34am CST
I will return to give my answer before closing of question, & I will also vote for best answer. Thanks in advance!
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• United States
1 May 07
Most certainly animals feel the earthquake before it hits.On Maui,July 2006,we got hit with an eartquake of about 4.9 on the Richter scale....strange enough all our animals took off from the house.Yes, they do sense it before it happens.
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• United States
1 May 07
They took off from the house ..lol, I hope ya got them all back:-) Ty 4/answer
@CyberRev (67)
• United States
1 May 07
Yes! Believe this or not! Animals detect many things in our enviroment inclucing tremors that are so slight, leading up to a more intense quake. We have horses and dogs and goats and sheep and cats and chickens...LOL and pay attention to their moods. The closer you become to your animals the more familiar you are with your enviroment. On trail rides my horse will perk up and come to a halt with ears straight up and intune to try and identify the sound she evidently heard or an unfamiliar odor in the breeze. God's Best! xo
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• United States
1 May 07
Wow, that's truly interesting. Sounds like you know your animals. Ty for a great answer!
@34momma (13918)
• United States
5 Mar 07
yes indeed they can. aniamls are very intune with there sense and they are very aware. we should all start working on being as aware and intune with nature as animals. great question.
• United States
5 Mar 07
I believe they can also. Ty 4/answer!
@tiaramas (207)
• Indonesia
5 Mar 07
n 373 B.C., historians recorded that animals, including rats, snakes and weasels, deserted the Greek city of Helice in droves just days before a quake devastated the place. Accounts of similar animal anticipation of earthquakes have surfaced across the centuries since. Catfish moving violently, chickens that stop laying eggs and bees leaving their hive in a panic have been reported. Countless pet owners claimed to have witnessed their cats and dogs acting strangely before the ground shook—barking or whining for no apparent reason, or showing signs of nervousness and restlessness. But precisely what animals sense, if they feel anything at all, is a mystery. One theory is that wild and domestic creatures feel the Earth vibrate before humans. Other ideas suggest they detect electrical changes in the air or gas released from the Earth.
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• United States
5 Mar 07
Interesting, Ty 4/answer!