Yes, definitely! Records show before an earthquake reports of missing pets go up. We once had a cat that cried a lot before an earthquake, and afterwards he brought snakes into the house.
Regarding the Great Tsunami of 2004, I understand people who spoke the native languages of those countries and knew the local lore escaped the catastrophe. They knew to watch the animals' behavior, and were even made aware by the sound of their paddles in the water. That's another reason to preserve local cultures!