Web users are saying that the catastrophe that rocked
Two days before the quake thousands of toads suddenly decided to move across a bridge in Taizhou, a town in the
A seismologist tells us that the Chinese have long relied on the behaviour of animals to predict earthquakes. Although there's no scientific study to back up the farmers' claims, the idea that toads sensed the earthquake should not be ruled out.
"Animals sense pre-earthquake micro-tremors"
Pascal Bernard is a researcher in a team of seismologists at the
Although it's difficult to prove that toads "predicted" the quake, it's certainly not impossible. We know that animals sense pre-earthquake micro-tremors, and react to underground water movements, or even changes in the composition of the air. It's just that these theories haven't been scientifically proven yet.