Earthquakes and animals : from folk legends to science /

"Those who survive major earthquakes often report the occurrence of mysterious phenomena beforehand - unusual animal and plant behavior, lightning, strange clouds and malfunctioning electrical appliances. In fact these stories are legendary the world over. But are they merely legends? Are the m...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Ikeya, M.
Format: Book
Published: River Edge, NJ : World Scientific, c2004.
Online Access:Excerpt of chapter 1
Front matter
Back matter
Table of Contents:
  • Legends of unusual phenomena before earthquakes : wisdom or superstition?
  • Precursors before recent earthquakes — Kobe, Izmit, Taiwan and India
  • Earth sciences and electromagnetism
  • Unusual animal behavior I : what do they detect? : electric field effects
  • Unusual animal behavior II : rock compression and increased animal activity
  • Unusual plant responses before earthquakes
  • Atmospheric precursors : earthquake light, clouds, sun, moon, stars and rainbows
  • Precursor phenomena : on land, sea and elsewhere
  • Mysteries before earthquakes : the behavior of electric appliances
  • Forecasting using animal monitoring
  • Monitoring seismo-electromagnetic signals (SEMS) : a general survey.