It is interesting to note that China actually has a full blown earthquake alert system that is no more advanced than simply observing the activities
Everyone in Los Angeles should get a pet mouse. Why?— Because mice can predict earthquakes! Japanese researchers say mice act strangely after being
exposed to low levels of electromagnetism of the kind which is often in the atmosphere just before a major quake. These electromagnetism levels are
too low for humans to notice, which is why we need mice. Takeshi Yagi says, "The mice…became unstable and ran around inside the cage, scratched their
faces and stuck their heads into sawdust in the cage. We first observed unusual movement by mice kept in our laboratory eight years ago, the day
before the Kobe earthquake." This 1995 quake measured 7.3 on the Richter scale and killed over 6,000 people, injuring over 40,000.