Sunday, 18 May 2008

Animals As Predictors Of Earthquakes

Many Chinese have blamed the government for not heeding the unusual movement of toads three days before the earthquake struck. However, according to Chinese scientists the unusual movement of animals as indicators of earthquakes is not reliable.

Zhang Guomin, a senior researcher at the China Earthquake Administration, said on the government's website that predictions cannot simply be based on the abnormal behaviour of animals.

Media reports blamed the forecasters for ignoring the warning signs, such as the mass migration of toads in Mianzhu, just three days before the earthquake happened, Xinhua reported.


Mass migration of toads before the earthquake

A girl trapped in the rubble

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