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avatar Toad-Based Earthquake Early-Warning Systems?
March 31, 2010 06:01AM
In the study published today in the Journal of Zoology, a colony of toads deserted their mating site three days before an earthquake struck L'Aquila in Italy last year – the epicentre was 74km from the area where the animals had normally gathered. No toads returned to the site until 10 days later, after the last of the significant aftershocks had finished.

The Guardian article:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/mar/31/toads-detect-earthquakes-study

Journal of Zoology paper:
http://image.guardian.co.uk/sys-files/Environment/documents/2010/03/30/toads.pdf



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/31/2010 06:39AM by szalkowski.
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