Anaximander predicts an earthquake (6th century B.C.)!

Prediction of earthquakes is still in question and under research even in our times. Could there have been a philosopher/scientist predicting earthquakes during the 6th century B.C.?

Anaximander_Mosaic_(cropped,_with_sundial)     Anaximander

From [5a. Cicero. de div. I 50, 112] we read in Latin: “ab Anaximandro physico moniti Lacedaemonii sunt, ut urbem et tecta linquerent armatique in agro excubarent, quod terrae motus instaret, tum cum et urbs tota corruit et monte Taygeto extrema montis quasi puppis avolsa est”

Which translates in English as: “The Spartans were motivated by Anaximander, the natural philosopher, to leave the city and their homes and spend the night armed in the fields because an earthquake was about to take place. That was when the whole city was demolished and the top of the mountain Taygetus detached like a stern”

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