How animals behave before an earthquake?


2020-07-07 16:40:12




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How animals behave before an earthquake?

Animals can predict earthquakes and it's scientifically proven

Every year on our planet millions of recorded earthquakes — aftershocks, which sometimes lead to destruction of buildings and loss of life. To prevent dire consequences, scientists are trying to develop methods to predict such disasters. Despite all the efforts, the exact method of predicting earthquakes is still not there. Sometimes scientists have noticed that the ability to predict the onset of earthquakes have some animals like cows, dogs, rats and ants. In some cases, a few days before the devastating disaster, these creatures began to behave very strange. The researchers were clear that they do feel something, but the scientific evidence of the reality of this phenomenon was not. But recently, scientists from the Society Brand Strap managed to prove it in the framework of the special research.

earthquake Prediction

The Current technology for predicting earthquakes is very primitive. For nearly 100 years, humanity is actively registers the frequency and strength of tremors in different parts of our planet. At the moment scientists know that become victims of a strong earthquake the most at risk residents of China, Japan, Indonesia, the Philippines and Mexico. In these countries the tremors occurred most frequently, and therefore, from time to time of the earthquake will be repeated. But when they will occur and how destructive they will be, hard to say — statistics for a hundred years for the nomination of any assumptions is clearly not enough.

a Map showing earthquakes that occurred from 1963 to 1998

The entire history of mankind, because the earthquake killed millions of people. One of the most devastating disasters occurred in 1923 — after the earthquake in the Japanese Kanto region were counted more than 174 thousands of victims. This was a tragic event can be read from the author Nikolai Khizhnyak, but let's look at the disaster that ended more or less well. For example, one of the worst earthquakes occurred in 1973, in the territory of Chinese Haicheng. But then, the only time in history, a large number of victims managed to escape the authorities sensed something was wrong and evacuated the day before the disaster.

Animal characters

Imminent earthquake hinted one small push, after which rats and snakes have begun to leave their burrows. Unusual animal was seen by the people who decided to follow their example and also left the settlement. The day after the evacuation, a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.3, which was destroyed hundreds of buildings and killed 1328 people. But if there was no evacuation, the victims would be several times more.

the consequences of the earthquake in Chicane

In Addition to rats and snakes, to feel the imminent occurrence of earthquake can have multiple types of animals:

  • ants feel impending disaster and leave their homes at any time of the day. This researchers learned in 2013, following the behavior of insects in Germany;
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  • frogs also leave the ponds and other habitats, a few days before earthquakes and move to safer places. In 2009, in the district of the Italian city of L'aquila, earthquake — amphibians creation seemed to be smelling it EN masse and moved to a safe village;
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  • poultry, a few days before the disaster, gather in heaps or thrown into the water. In 2011, a massive earthquake surprised the inhabitants of the Eastern coast of the U.S. before this event 64 flamingos from the local zoo gathered in one group.

Exactly How the animals feel the approaching disaster, researchers are not yet clear. Perhaps they somehow feel the temperature differences within the Earth that cause the movement of lithospheric plates. It is believed that because of their collisions and there are killer earthquakes. Maybe in this case involved the electromagnetic waves of the planet, but it is not yet proven.

Map showing all the lithospheric plates of the Earth

the Behavior of animals before the earthquake

So far remained unproven and the reaction of animals in future disasters. But recently, scientists from the Institute for the study of animal behavior, max Planck Society conducted a study, whose results were published in science . They suggested that the reaction to imminent earthquake have cows, sheep and dogs, so I supplied them with sensors for tracking behavior. From October 2016 to April 2017 in the area of Italian village Caprile where the subjects lived animals, there were more than 18 thousand aftershocks.

Map showing region of earthquake in Italy in the period October 2016 to April 2017

In the course of scientific work, the researchers noticed that the closer the animals were the epicenters of earthquakes, the more they change their behavior. Particularly hardchanges were noticeable in the groups of animals, whereas some individuals did not take special means to run away from danger. Researchers have seen that changes in behavior occurred only before the devastating natural phenomena, so the skill animals feel the upcoming disaster can be considered scientifically proven.

How can you predict an earthquake, is considered to be one of the tasks that scientists can't solve even today. About the other problems of humanity at the time the author wrote Ilya Hel — I recommend right now to do .


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