Published by: Ingrid King. Last Updated on: February 6, 2023 by Crystal Uys


We’ve all heard stories of animals sensing earthquakes long before the first tremors are felt by humans. A Melbourne, Victoria woman happened to be taking video of her cat playing with a toy moments before an earthquake struck. The video shows the cat playing, pausing, and even going to stand underneath the doorway, which is said to be the safest place to be in a quake. For more about the kitty and the video, visit

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we explored the topic of anger, on Monday, we told you about two special needs kitties who were helped by the Assisi Loop, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Hepper Nest Bed, on Wednesday, we featured a feline-only in-home euthanasia practice, on Thursday, we observed Remember Me Thursday, and on Friday, we featured stunning stained glass cat suncatchers.

Enjoy today’s adorable video of a kitten watching Saturday morning cartoons!

Have a great weekend!

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3 Comments on Mews and Nips: Video Shows Cat Sensing Earthquake Before it Happened

  1. It’s rare to get earthquakes here, but one time we did have one, Pono acted strange and got low to the ground and then he threw up. About a minute later, I felt it. It was just a slight movement that I thought it was my vertigo acting up until I heard about it on the news. I think Pono felt it coming.

    • It sure sounds like he felt it coming. When we had a rare earthquake in the Washington DC area in 2011, Allegra and Ruby both disappeared to their hiding places, but I didn’t notice that until after the quake as my brain was trying to sort through what had just happened!

      • They must have really felt it if they went to hide. I honestly don’t remember how the other girls reacted or if they were even in the room at the time. Animals always amaze me.

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