For half a century now, research by geophysicists and geologists have been ongoing to determine exactly when and where the next big geological event will happen. But up till now, there is still no foolproof method of predicting earthquakes.
Interestingly, these scientists
have seen a very strange occurrence hours prior to the onset of
an earthquake. Strange behavior in certain animals,
particularly canines, felines, horses, and birds, can be
noticed a few hours and even minutes before a quake or an
eruption of a volcano. Somehow, they know what is about to
The belief that canines, felines, and other animals can prophesize quakes has been around for centuries. One of the earliest records was in 373 B.C., when snakes, rats, and weasels left a Greek city just days before an earthquake destroyed the area. Records of like forecasts of quakes have been reported from all over the globe. These instances have concluded that canines and other animals can predict earthquakes as well as other earth disturbances in a way in which humans are unable to detect.
It was reported that in April of 1906, dogs whined and barked constantly the night before the big earthquake that hit San Francisco. Horses were also reported have stampeded and snorted wildly a few minutes before the shaking started. Before the 1965 volcanic eruption that struck the city of Taal in the Philippines, the people of the city were woken by the terrifying noise of frightened dogs and cats. Few paid attention to the warning of the animals and deserted the area before ashes and lava enveloped the land.
On February 26, 1966 on the island of Hawaii, dogs began to behave erratically for no reason. They howled, ran around, and dug dens in the ground. The next day, geologists spent much of the day examining the ground, but failed to detect any cracks or smell of volcanic gases when they studied the holes that the dogs made. Still, an eruption started the next morning.
Many canines and felines sensed the Hanshin Earthquake in the city of Kobe in Japan. This disaster, which happened in January 17, 1995, destroyed the city and killed over 6,000 people. Moments before the quake started, dogs were behaving strangely and created such noise that their masters had to take the animals outside the house, which prevented them from being trapped indoors when the earthquake hit.
Identification - How To Be Sure Every Dog Returns Home Safe
Identification for your canine can be compared to insurance – you are happy you have it but you would rather you never have to use it!
But, if you do, you'll feel safe and assured knowing that it's there. When it comes to your canine, and especially small puppies, you never know when they might slip out the back exit and having proper ID can mean the difference between getting your beloved pet back into your arms, or losing her forever!
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