Frogs feel when earthquake will strike

On May 5th 2008, many Chinese people from different area noticed thousands of frogs on the move. They were seen traveling without fear of traffic as they crossed streets in mass floods. Many Chinese thought this was a bad omen of a coming natural disaster, but they were told by the Chinese authorities that it was just a natural migration for the purpose of propagation. So people calmed and no one took the sign too seriously. On Monday, 12th of May, 2008, at about 2:45pm, central China region recorded a 7.8-magnitude quake which occured near Wenchuan County, Sichuan province, that killed nearly 10,000 people. Many houses and roads were damaged and many others collapsed. In one Dujiangyan city middle school, 900 students and teachers were buried in the collapsed building and at least 50 of them were killed. The quake was the largest the region has seen for over a generation. The motion was so strong that Thailand, Vietnam and Hong Kong felt it. After the tragedy, when asked about the frogs’ migration, Chinese scientists stated that animals have much better sense than human on detecting the natural disasters like this…

Strange swarms of frogs also appeared before the 6.9 Loma Prieta Earthquake in October of 1989. ..


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