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Biological premonitors of earthquakes: A validation study

January 1, 1994

For the greatest ultimate usefulness to society, the two most important facets of earthquake prediction are (1) a fundamental scientific understanding of the earthquake-triggering process and (2) the identification of reliable and measurable premonitors. A possible approach to both of these problem areas, and one that has received almost no systematic attention in U.S. seismological studies, is to examine the supposed sensitivity of biological organisms to one or more of the geophysical changes that precede earthquakes.

Citation Information

Publication Year 1980
Title Biological premonitors of earthquakes: A validation study
DOI 10.3133/ofr801152
Authors Leon Spelly Otis, W.H. Kautz
Publication Type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Series Title Open-File Report
Series Number 80-1152
Index ID ofr801152
Record Source USGS Publications Warehouse
USGS Organization