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31 March 2010

Can toads detect forthcoming earthquakes (and landslides?)

The mainstream media is reporting a story this morning that breeding toads in Italy apparently relocated from their nests five days before last year’s L’aquilla earthquake in Italy. This is picking up on a paper published in the Journal of Zoology today by a team from the Open University. The paper examines toad numbers at San Ruffino lake, 74 km from the earthquake focus: The authors observed that on 28th …

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