Quake 'Animal Warnings'
Validate Geologist Berkland

Note - Brilliant California geologist Jim Berkland discovered how to predict most earthquakes in the 1970's (80+% accuracy) as being factors of the moon's gravity and tidal flows. He also discovered - and has been discussing - pre-earthquake 'animal warnings' for over 20 years.
Jim was the first to observe that in virtually every case of a substantial earthquake in the US, the number of classified newspaper ads for missing dogs and cats skyrocketed. The building up of hydrostatic and geologic pressure along fault lines somehow disturbs the magnetic fields in the area of the quake days in advance...and the 'animal world' reads those changes clearly. Dogs and cats will often vanish...heading to safer ground... in the days before a quake.
If organized geology had spent less time being jealous of Berkland's achievements and ridiculing him for decades, regular earthquake warnings could have been instituted many years ago. -jr
For further information, be sure to visit Jim Berkland's site at:
Animals Sensed Quake/Tsunami In Advance
Times Of India
CUDDALORE -- Five days after the tsunami wreaked havoc across the coastal region of India, the officials are realising that the number of dead animals - cattle, goats and dogs - in the killer waves are much fewer than perhaps seen in calamities such as cyclones and floods.
"Villagers in this part do not tie their animals. This may have helped them to run away before the waves hit the villages," said an official overseeing the relief work in Cuddalore district.
An interesting theory that is emerging is that the animals sensed the tsunami much in advance and it helped them to run away to safer places.
"My three dogs were barking and howling with no reason at around 7 am on Dec 26. I asked them to keep quiet but they continued barking and were restless," said Fr PA Sampath Kumar of Holy family church at Keezputhupattu about 15 km from Pondicherry.
The first waves of the killer tsunami hit Keezhputhupattu about 8.30 am which was followed by another at 9 am ravaging this fishing village.
"I definitely think that my dogs sensed the tsunami," the priest said.
Interestingly, during the tsunami alert on Thursday, which turned out to be a false alarm, the dogs showed no signs of panic.
"They were absolutely calm as you can see them now," he said and pointed to the three dogs- one a cross breed of British Terrier and two cross breed of Labradors, which were roaming around the church premises, a temporary relief camp now.
The tsunami killed 600 people across 50-55 villages in Cuddalore district and Keezputhupattu. There was hardly any trace of a dead cattle, goat or dogs, said an army jawan involed in removing the debris at the Devanampattinam fishing village where over 100 death were reported.



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