Animals May Be Able to Predict Earthquakes 3 Weeks in Advance

April 3, 2015 4:03 PM

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Animals May Be Able to Predict Earthquakes 3 Weeks in Advance

Animals may be able to sense an earthquake coming as long as three weeks before it happens, well before humans can, a new international study found.

By examining footage from motion-sensor cameras in Peru’s Yanachaga National Park, scientists found that animal activity declined significantly in the month before a major 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck, according to a study published in Physics and Chemistry of the Earth. During the three weeks be...

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