[extropy-chat] A sad day

kevinfreels.com kevin at kevinfreels.com
Tue Oct 11 12:56:49 UTC 2005

During the aftershocks? Did anyone notice this before the actual quake? I
have heard this many times but I wonder if it has been clearly documented to
be a true ability.

> Welcome back, Robert.
> I noticed something rather cool during all the
> aftershocks of the Northridge quake here in Cali and
> that was pigeons and other birds could sense them
> coming about 10 - 30 seconds before they happened and
> all took to the air in a mad rush. I presume it is
> because bird hearing is so much more sensitive than
> ours (owls hunt mice by hearing in the dark and robins
> can hear worms moving beneath the soil). Has anybody
> tried to record a wide band audio spectrum prior to an
> earthquake? With a sensitive enough microphone, one
> might be able to get more prior warning than even bird
> ears allow.
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