Retrospective studies of unusual animal behavior as an earthquake predictor

Dale F. Lott, Benjamin Hart, Mary W. Howell

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Abstract

We systematically applied a retrospective interview approach to the study of unusual animal behavior prior to seven earthquakes in North, Central and South America. Data taken at some distance from two of the earthquakes provided a baseline rate of unusual animal behavior. In comparison to this baseline one earthquake was preceded by a significant increase in unusual animal behavior and four were not.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1203-1206
Number of pages4
JournalGeophysical Research Letters
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1981
Externally publishedYes

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
  • Geophysics
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)

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Retrospective studies of unusual animal behavior as an earthquake predictor. / Lott, Dale F.; Hart, Benjamin; Howell, Mary W.

In: Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 8, No. 12, 01.01.1981, p. 1203-1206.

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