Can cats predict earthquakes

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Tales abound from time immemorial of cats knowing long before humans of an imminent earthquake. This could be the truth. If your kitty starts to behave oddly, then it may be time to pack your bags and run from the house. People with cats say they have seen their canines acting strangely days before the earthquake actually happened. The range of abnormal behavior exhibited by your cat begins from excessive meowing and whining to being frightened and anxious. Some kitties even get disoriented. A few cats have even run away to a far distance, with mothers taking their kittens with them.

Scientific explanations

It is amazing as to how cats can predict an earthquake even if modern technologies cannot. Many cat owners like to think their furballs are psychic, but of course, no animal is. According to many experts, cats are sensitive to the magnetic fields of the earth. This is how they know when trouble comes. Other animal researchers believe that more than magnetic fields, the kitties have ability to be sensitive, which permits them to feel minute tremors which occur much before a bigger earthquake strucks. Humans cannot feel these minuscule tectonic shifts.

Do understand that although a number of tales and anecdotes abound about cats giving advance warnings about earthquakes, there is no scientific evidence to support such an action. The nearest thing to any scientific proof was the Jim Berkland experiment done during the latter part of the 1980s and the earlier years of the 1990s. Berkland predicted the occurrence of earthquakes by scouring the lost cat advertisements in the local paper. He reasoned that cats could run away from home if there is any chance of an earthquake. His experiment was by and large successful. The problem is that science needs repeatable data and this experiment never got repeated and the testimonies given by cat owners are not admissible in such a context. This is why the scientific community continues to be skeptical, taking notice of kitties’ ability to predict earthquakes only after the disaster happened-and not before.

Making use of cats’ amazing abilities Cats have more amazing abilities than simply predicting earthquakes. Your cat is an expert when it comes to reading your body language. It knows exactly when you are going to feed her and beats you to the kitchen at that time. Conversely, the cat knows when you will give it medicines and makes itself scarce before you spell c-a-t. These felines does not only predict earth’s siesmic activity, it can also predict human behavior. Kitties can track their owners over thousands of kilometers. No wonder sailors in many cultures during ancient times would look towards cats to predict the weather. Many even took cats on ships to make themselves doubly safe.