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Volume 10, issue 9 | Copyright
Nat. Hazards Earth Syst. Sci., 10, 1951-1955, 2010
https://doi.org/10.5194/nhess-10-1951-2010
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Research article 20 Sep 2010

Research article | 20 Sep 2010

Recent aspects on possible interrelation between precursory electric signals and anomalous bioeffects

E. Dologlou E. Dologlou
  • Solid State Section, Department of Physics, University of Athens, Panepistimiopolis, Zografos 157 84 Athens, Greece

Abstract. A possible geophysical mechanism based on the conception of criticality and on new aspects of biological effects caused by electromagnetic fields is discussed as a stimulus to the unusual animal behavior prior to large earthquakes. This mechanism is related to transient electric signals of low frequency and intensity, which are emitted from the pre-focal area several days before the impending earthquake and fulfill all the conditions set by a recent bioeffect model.

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