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The earliest reference to unusual animal behavior prior to a significant earthquake is from Greece in 373 BC. Rats, weasels, snakes, and centipedes reportedly left their homes and headed for safety several days before a destructive earthquake. Anecdotal evidence abounds of animals, fish, birds, reptiles, and insects exhibiting strange behavior anywhere from weeks to seconds before an earthquake. However, consistent and reliable behavior prior to seismic events, and a mechanism explaining how it could work, still eludes us.

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August 28, 1973
M 7.2, Veracruz – More than 600 reported killed, thousands injured. Heavy damage in the states of Morelos, Puebla, and Veracruz where thousands were left homeless. Felt… Read More

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