Pacific Spirit Marine Institute
Thursday, May 22, 2008
On May 14, KGET channel17in Bakersfield CA, reported another strange infestation of frogs. So many frogs in fact one couple in the Rosedale neighborhood said, “You’d see cars go by, and see them slinging up frogs like they were rocks.” KGET reports the forgs have literally spread out through this entire neighborhood.
On May 9, thousands of toads were spotted in Jiangsu province, in China. The picture is erriely simaler, except for the crowd on bicycles as that in the video I have posted about the frogs invading in bakersfield.
It is reported the same phenomenon was also noticed in some of the areas affected by the massive earthquake in China on May 13. There were similar toad stories throughout China in the days leading up to the devasting earthquake, Mianzhu, China being one.
It is also interesting to note that swarms of frogs or toads were reported before the 1989 Loma Prieta quake in California.
One geologist, Jim Berkland,has a 75% accuracy rate when it comes to predicting earthquakes. Berkland thinks animal behaviour is one of the key indicators of coming quakes. One thing he’s been tracking for decades is the number of lost pet entries in newspapers prior to events. The number of lost pets, cats especially seem to take a sharp curve upwards in the days just before an earthquake. Berkland also says high tides, floods. Reservoir water storage is another factor that contributes to seismic events. Dams are built to withstand the seismic potential the structures themselves pose to an area.
Check out this information on the 3 Gorges Dam project and the seismic research, precautions, and seismic supervision system in place to supervise an earthquake caused by the reservoir water storage that was set up before the water storage at the ‘Three Gorges Project.’ Really interesting information!
Labels: China, Frogs Bakersfield, Toads Bakersfield, earthquake, frogs, reservoir water storage seismic
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If It Jumps Like A Toad, Croaks Like A Toad…it’s probably not a duck.