Why were lights seen in the sky?

The National Seismological Service recorded this morning of September 22, 2022 a magnitude 6.9 earthquakewith its epicenter in Coalcoman, Michocán, the same place where the last 19S tremor originated.

During this night, thousands of people from the capital saw a phenomenon in the sky: lights like flashes.

“Look, the transformers,” says Gerardo, a neighbor. But are they transformers?

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This phenomenon was noticeable for the first time in the earthquake of September 7, 2017, days before the devastating 19S of that year.

Science has an explanation for this phenomenon.

According to researchers at Rutgers University in the United States, flashes of light occur because landslides near geological faults on Earth generate an electrical charge.

earthquake lights

They are known as “earthquake lights” and have been documented since the 1600s, says a report by the American Seismological Association, as documented by the BBC.

Two days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, for example, a couple saw streaks of light along the ground. And in the case of Quebec, Canada, in 1988, a brilliant globe of pink and purple light was seen 11 days before the devastating tremor.

Video: Lights in the sky

Today, this is how the people of the capital captured the earthquake and the lights in the sky.

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