Strange blue lights were seen in the sky before the earthquake in Morocco (4 photos + 1 video)

19 September 2023

Shortly before the disaster began in eastern Morocco, Bright flashes of light appeared in the sky. This mysterious phenomenon is called "earthquake fires" No one knows exactly the nature of these lights and how long at that time they were considered a myth. However, videos shot by local residents confirm the existence of this phenomenon.

Let us remind you that last Friday in the High Atlas Mountains An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 occurred. About 2,900 people died and approximately 5,500 people were injured.

Meanwhile, social networks began to appear videos showing the hours and minutes before the start of the cataclysm, and on them You can see blue flashes of light in the sky.

Interestingly, scientifically the existence of “earthquake lights” is not proven, but they are mentioned in legends of different peoples and even in some ancient written sources. These days you can rely on a growing body of video evidence, CCTV footage and videos of eyewitnesses of earthquakes. These lights can be of different shapes and colors, from pink and blue to bright purple.

Similar flashes in the sky were seen before the 2007 earthquake in Peru, shortly before the 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China year, before the 2021 Mexico City earthquake, 2022 earthquake in Japan, as well as in February of this year in Turkey and Syria.

The most popular hypothesis is that these lights associated with some form of static electricity against a background of powerful seismic activity.

Geophysicist Friedemann Freund from the SETI Institute, together with colleagues back in 2014 studied 65 reports of “earthquake fires” in America and Europe, collected since the 1600s. It turned out that at 85 percentage of cases, lights were recorded near faults in the earth’s crust before or during an earthquake.

Scientists have concluded that these outbreaks are a complex form static electricity caused by tectonic plates rubbing against each other friend and the resulting electrical discharge. They assume that in electrical charges are activated in the earth's crust, which ionize air molecules coming to the surface. However, this is only a hypothesis, with which not all researchers agree with.

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