Mysterious lights appear in Mexico sky during massive earthquake

Posted by  $  nickursis 2 months, 1 week ago to Science
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There is a good video here showing purported "mystery lights", some are clearly (to me) transformers blowing) but the longer range ones may be sprites. Hard to tell,but similar things have been reported in many other earthquakes, even in very rural areas.

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  • Posted by  $  WilliamShipley 2 months, 1 week ago
    During the 1994 Northridge Ca earthquake we saw bluish lights flashing through the windows of our house. All our transformers are underground.

    There was also a news helicopter airborne at the time which recorded lights rippling along all the hills.

    I had thought people had come to terms with this being an established phenomena -- but apparently there are still questions.
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  • Posted by mccannon01 2 months, 1 week ago
    I always figured it was like crushing a giant wintergreen mint or lifesaver as the strata grinds itself together and shatters.

    OK, go buy a pack of wintergreen mints, stand in front of a mirror in a dark room, pop one in your mouth and bite down to observe the spark. If you don't like wintergreen, in the dark, just hold it in a set of needle nose pliers and crush it.
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  • Posted by  $  Olduglycarl 2 months, 1 week ago
    Can we say, some at least are: Out Going Long Wave Radiation which is what we look for in earthquake prediction.
    PS. has been know to attract low pressure systems like Hurricanes!
    My thought is that not only did the OLR's attract Katina but caused Erma's more westward track as well.
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    • Posted by  $  Dobrien 2 months, 1 week ago
      Thanks for the OLR's distinction , Incredible detectable now and in the future.
      Electrical polarity (positive and negative) is the direction of current flow in an electrical circuit. Current flows from the positive pole (terminal) to the negative pole.
      ELECTRONS flow from negative to positive.
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 1 week ago
      They discussed the solar radiation effect on causing such storms. My point is: Until someone PROVES with hard data and observation, backed by experimentation, that it is not true, it is on the table, along with all the other theories, like the CO2 story. That is why I get so pissed at the idea of someone stating "This is caused by global warming which we all know is caused by man". BS. I have yet to see someone show concrete proof of either, just chains of coincidence that has been accepted as fact.
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  • Posted by  $  Stormi 2 months, 1 week ago
    Two days before the quake, we got the thud and slight shake at our house in Ohio. This has happened prior to several earthquakes in Mexico and Central America over the years. Our county is on a fault, but it is so consistent, that the thud is followed within a couple days of an earthquake outside the US. I told my husband someone was going to have a quake that week, after the usual thud.
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  • Posted by Herb7734 2 months, 1 week ago
    Godzilla farting?
    Crashed Alien signalling for help?
    Distant lightning?
    Son of Smaug wondering who stole
    his gold only to find the government taxed it?
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