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Our cat Sammy predicted South Carolina earthquake — 35 Comments

  1. Edgefield had another earthquake today but we didn’t feel it and the cats didn’t go crazy. Last night they were the calmest we’ve seen them in several days. The latest earthquake was a 3 something.

    Here’s the time out room this afternoon. They’ve been watching me write.

  2. Here’s the “time out” warden, who also doubles as my secretary. Gizzy is a very strict presence, no matter what room she rules over…

  3. Glad you’re all ok there Eliza, that must have been very frightening. I’ve heard of animals predicting bad things happening before, well done to Sammy, it’ll pay to keep an eye on him for dire weather forecasts. I’ve never heard of cats being on “time out”, I thought that was for human kids, how do you explain time out to a cat, that must take a bit of doing LOL

  4. yea the earthquake was in relation to when christchurch had their majar earthquake in 2010/and then in 2011 as new zealand on a Quake line. we just had the aftershocks. Thankfully things have quieted down now. Im sure all animals feel and have some awareness of whats going on.

  5. Fox Carolina stayed on the air a very long time. They’re the best and I’ve mentioned them before for helping cats and dogs in my area. The quake centered around Edgefield and was a 4.1. The only information different in this article is the debate on the water tower. It was damaged by winter storm Pax this week and it leaking more may or may not have been caused by the earthquake.

    • Elisa are you in a known earthquake area? This is the CNN story about this.

      Update: I just read that SC gets 20 earthquakes a year. Although they are relatively minor. That seems a hell of a lot. In Britain we might get one every 50 years or something like that and I have never experienced one.

      “So, South Carolina has had 70° weather, snow, and now an earthquake all in one week…” (SC mom)

      • We had 13 in the past year but they’re tiny. Usually around a 2.0. The news channel said out soil is much harder than that out in the California area and it’s more like plates banging together rather than scraping. I remember a similar quake in 2002. I was at worrk during that one.

        I wish you could have seen Sammy. He’s been a nightmare. Chasing Lucky and then getting in my room to pick on Renny. Laura was about to lose her patience and tell his mama Doreen to come down from Rhode Island and get him. She’s his long distance foster mom. Now Sammy is back to normal.

        • I am almost certain he felt the tremors before any machine or person did. It is probably a hard wired ability through a multi-sense reaction developed over millions of years for survival.

          It is probable that cats can pick up the earth’s magnetic field (for directions) and earthquakes probably affects the magnetic field. There is also talk of solar activity (activity on the sun).

          They may also feel and/or hear tremors very early through their paws and acute hearing.

          • I had one person contact me after I posted on Fox. Her pet birds went crazy before it hit.

            Excuse all the typos. I’m on the cell phone. This wacky weather has slowed my internet speed to a crawl and I finally gave up.

            I hope some of the people in my area come here and comment. It was said that with hard soil like we have here an earthquake can be felt farther from its center.

    • Is this the wrath of God? Some people probably think it is. The extreme weather. If God is nature the extreme weather and natural events are a reaction to what people are doing to the planet so the idea of “The Wrath of God” is not that weird.

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