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Animals and earthquakes

Beneath our feet, Canada is constantly atremble. Earthquakes shake the country about 2,500 times per year, most too small to feel. But occasionally, and without warning, the earth's crust below Canada buckles and spasms to frightening effect. More dangerous are the tsunamis that such quakes can cause. CBC Archives looks back at notable Canadian quakes, fears about "the big one" predicted for the West Coast and scientists' efforts to better understand the threat from below.

Can animals predict earthquakes?
Medium: Radio
Program: Sunday Morning
Broadcast Date: Nov. 19, 1978
Guest(s): William Kautz, Leon Otis
Host: Bronwyn Drainie, Warner Troyer
Duration: 2:56

Last updated: March 12, 2013

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