Thats just one of the groundbreaking theories in author Cal Oreys book, The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes: Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist How His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives (Sentient Publications).
Its simple, really. Berkland thinks if animals act strange or skip town, they may be sensing seismic activity.
Orey admits Berklands theories are quirky, but says its hard to ignore the fact that he predicted the 1989 World Series quake in San Francisco and six other quakes worldwide since.
She now looks to her proven seismically sensitive dog Simon and cat Kerouac for hints that somethings about to register on the Richter scale.
Orey also learned to trust her own senses. She says she interviewed psychics for the book who told her to get in tune with certain tones.
She admits, I thought, Oh yeah, right, but now when I hear a sharp distinct tone in my left ear, an offshore quake will happen within 24-48 hours.
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