Posted: Oct 01, 2015 5:55 pm
by tolman
Scot Dutchy wrote:It could be part of our self preservation system. Hearing earthquakes before they actually come.

Tsunamis aside, what risk are earthquakes to most outdoor animals, and are tsunamis common enough in recent evolutionary history (especially our solidly African-based history) to be a meaningful selective pressure?
Is infrasound actually much use in predicting earthquakes, or simply in sensing them before a big wave arrives? If the latter, it's presumably limited use for anything local, as detectable ground movement will precede sound.