A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale hit Turkey today, followed by another earthquake measuring 7.7 shortly after.
At the same time, lightning was seen in the sky. Some of the lightning strikes were captured on video and are now spreading on social media.
The phenomenon of lightning during earthquakes is known as “earthquake lights” (EQL).
Geophysicists are not entirely sure why this happens. Some believe that lightning appears if there is a large fault nearby, while others say it is an electric arc caused by the shaking of electrical wires.
However, there are many who see other causes besides the official ones for the lightning in the sky preceding an earthquake.
Some believe that the flashes of light in the sky are actually aliens who wanted to warn of the catastrophe to come. In any case, the lights in the sky that appeared just before the earthquake remain a mystery to both scientific circles and the general public.
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.
Lightning was shooting through the sky at the same time that the 7.8 MAG earthquake hit Turkey.
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NOTE: Another interesting fact should be noted: strange cloud formations appeared above Turkey in the days before this devastating earthquake. See article belove:
Residents of the Turkish town are amazed by the unusual appearance in the sky since this morning (VIDEO)
Science behind earthquake lights?
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