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Ants can sense earthquakes a day in advance

Ants can sense earthquakes before they strike and the tiny insects suspend their normal activities a day after the quake, a new research has found.

india Updated: Apr 15, 2013 00:11 IST

Ants can sense earthquakes before they strike and the tiny insects suspend their normal activities a day after the quake, a new research has found.

Researchers have discovered that red wood ants prefer to build their colonies along active faults, fractures where the Earth ruptures during earthquakes, in Germany.

They found the ants change their behaviour significantly prior to the quake and resume normal functioning only a day after the earthquake.