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Earthquake in Mexico September 22, 2022: Why were lights seen in the sky during the earthquake? | Mexico City | Michoacán | Colcoman | Viral Video | the world

National Seismic Service (SSN) A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck on the morning of September 22, 2022, in Colcoman, Michoacán, the same location as a 7.7-magnitude earthquake last Monday, September 19.

At night, it is home to thousands of people Mexico City (CDMX) They saw a phenomenon in the sky: Flash-like lights.

See: Earthquakes in Mexico: What is the probability of three large earthquakes occurring on the same date?

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

The phenomenon was observed for the first time during the September 7, 2017 earthquake, a few days before the September 19 disaster of that year.

There is a scientific explanation for this phenomenon.

According to researchers at Rutgers University in the US, Flashes of light are caused by landslides near Earth’s geological faults that build up electrical charges.

Earthquake lights

are known as “Earthquake Lights” and has been documented since the 1600s, according to a report by the Seismological Society of America, as documented by the BBC.

For example, two days before the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, a couple saw streaks of light on the ground. In 1988 in Quebec, Canada, a spectacular globe of pink and purple light was seen 11 days before the devastating tremor.

Lights in the sky

This is how residents of CDMX filmed the earthquake and the lights in the sky this Thursday.