Wednesday, March 29, 2023

Strange behavior of flying birds minutes before earthquake in Turkey

The dogs howled desperately while the birds flew the wrong way, Minutes later, a violent earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale toppled hundreds of structures in Turkey and Syria. According to official figures from the authorities of both countries, more than 11,000 deaths have been registered so far. The behavior of animals, especially birds, in the moments before the earthquake attracted attention,

On social networks, several people shared videos where they commented on the strange behavior they observed. For many, animals can detect strong earthquakes before humans. The idea also dates back to 373 BC in Greece.

A much older account, attributed to the Roman writer Aelian, details how certain insects such as centipedes and beetles, as well as rats and snakes, had previously escaped from the city of Helia. was destroyed by an earthquake and subsequent tsunami in 373 BCas stated Washington Post,

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Strange behavior of birds minutes before earthquake in Turkey

Similarly, the medium reported that There was an earthquake in Oklahoma in 2016, where even animals behaved erratically, At least 15 minutes before the earthquake, the birds took off in such large numbers that radar detected thousands of them in the air at the same time. In September that year a telluric movement of 5.8 degrees on the Richter scale occurred and caused material damage.

The truth is that there is scientific research supporting this theory. Animals would be better equipped to feel tiny tremors traveling through Earth’s crust before seismic waves are triggered, just as seismological machines do.

Many birds took shelter in the highest branches of a treeTikTok/@getvolv

But not only birds and dogs can feel it. Snakes, rats and even centipedes leave their homes several days before an earthquake and seek shelter in other placesAccording to the United States Geological Survey. According to this biologist the same happens with fish, reptiles and even insects which behave abnormally weeks before the telluric movement.

In a video that went viral on social networks, and which was captured in Turkey, it was possible to see how the birds fly in circles while making rapid sounds. Similarly, other birds will fly out of their nests in a tree and give themselves away.

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Earthquake seen like this inside an apartment in Turkey

In that sequence, one of the most impressive images was the birds flying straight into another tree and in one scene, the highest branches could be seen completely filled with birds.

The same clip was repeated on various social media platforms. As is often the case with these types of posts that go viral, many people expressed their opinion about the birds’ behaviour. Some compared it to a scene from a post-apocalyptic horror thriller, bird box ,closing your eyes, in Latin America).

Other users mentioned this Other animals also behave strangely before an earthquake, such as cats and dogs., Some pointed out that humans did not have the ability to feel the previous waves, but only when the earthquake occurred.

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