A tribute to those who lost their life in the Sichuan Eathquake

Animals can sense pre-quake micro-tremors

PASCAL Bernard, a researcher in a team of seismologists at the Jussieu University in Paris, comments on reports from China that toads had predicted the Sichuan earthquake.

Two days before the quake, thousands of toads suddenly decided to move across a bridge in Taizhou, a town in the Jiangsu province. Chinese web users are wondering why the local authorities didn’t relate the event to the imminence of an earthquake. Also they are discussing why scientists didn’t take notice of the bizarre disappearance of a lake in Enshi, in the Hubeiprovince, on April 26.“

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.“

China has a long tradition of seismology studies based particularlyon looking at the behaviour of rats, snakes, toads etc.“The idea was very fashionable in the 70s [when scientific researcherswere ousted in the cultural revolution].“

Farmers very carefully noted down all the different kinds of behaviour of animals in the hope of predicting natural catastrophes. But in my experience it never really worked.“

In 1975, villagers did manage to predict an earthquake and avoid catastrophe. But it was because they felt the mini-tremors,not because of something they noticed in the animals.”

Nervous kids hiding under desks

Please see this below video and feel for them

I like to take this opportunity to seek everyone help to pray for all those people who are affected by this eathquake. Some had not only lost their home but their love one too. Many had died in this earthquake.
May god bless them.