Posts Tagged ‘lightning’

Cosmic rays increases hail size and duration – Lightning inception by large ice particles, GSM much?

   Southern storms drop egg-sized hail. 3″+ hail reported with Thursday night storms. Baseball-sized hail, tornadoes hit plains. 8-year-old finds hail larger than a softball in Burkburnett. Circumference Calculator. Prediction of lightning inception by large ice particles and extensive air showers. Source Article from Hits: 16

Lightning kills over 100 animals belonging to nomads in Kashmir

   A few nomadic families of Bakerwal community, en route seasonal migration towards hilly areas, suffered a major loss on Tuesday after more than a hundred sheep and goats were killed in the lightning and thunderstorms in a village of Rajouri. Officials told that three nomadic families from Kalakote Tehsil were on their seasonal move; […]

Lightning bolt kills 3 children in Jharkhand, India

   Three children died when they were struck by lightning at Khura Khurd village in Palamu district on Monday afternoon. Chainpur OC Sunit Kumar said Akash Oraon (11), Mohit Kumar (9) and Vikas Thakur (12) were playing in an abandoned shed when the incident occurred. The bodies have been sent to Palamu Medical College and […]

Lightning bolt kills two farmers in Faridpur, Bangladesh

   Two farmers were killed after being struck by a lightning strike in Charbhadrasan upazila here on Friday. The deceased were identified as Joynal Mollah, 39, son of Khaleque Mollah of Ramnagar village in Sadarpur Upazila, and Hashem Mollah, 61, son of late Tanu Mollah of Charbhadrasan. Charbhadrasan Upazila Nirbahi Officer Jesmin Sultana said the […]

Lightning strikes kill at least 6 in Odisha, India

   At least six persons were killed on Friday in separate lightning strikes in the state. The deaths were reported from Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Balasore districts. Bhubaneswar along with other places of the state received heavy rainfall on the day. Three youths from Badapathara village under Khunta police station in Mayurbhanj district were killed in […]

10 killed by lightning strikes in separate incidents in Andhra Pradesh, India

   As many as 10 people have been killed in lightning strikes in three districts of Andhra Pradesh, the State Disaster Management Authority said here on Friday. In a release, the SDMA said seven people were killed in lightning strikes in five mandals of SPS Nellore district, two in Guntur and one in Prakasam district […]

Lightning strike on high-voltage power line kills 20 in Congo

   Twenty people were killed Wednesday when a lightning strike damaged a high-voltage power line in a suburb of the Congolese capital Brazzaville, the local mayor and witnesses said. The mayor of Kintele, Stella Mensah Sassou Nguesso, told state radio that seven bodies had been sent to a nearby morgue and another 13 to a […]

Lightning strikes kill 3, injure 5 in 2 districts of Bangladesh

   Three people, including two stone traders, were killed and five others injured in lightning strikes in Sylhet and Gaibandha districts on Friday. In Sylhet, five stone traders were severely injured as a thunderbolt struck them in Anforer Banker area in Gowainghat upazila in the early hours when they took shelter in a tin-shed house. […]

Volcanic lightning and what we can learn from the 2018 Anak Krakatau eruption

   The 2018 eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia was remarkable in many ways. It will be remembered, obviously, for the sudden flank collapse that triggered the tsunami which killed over 400 people on the nearby coastlines of Sumatra and Java. But the event also has been the source of many scientific insights that could […]

Lightning bolt kills 5 family members in Zimbabwe

   Five family members were struck to death by lightning in the Muzvezve area of Sanyati district. Tragedy struck when the family, which was tending their maize field, sought refuge under a tree when it started raining yesterday afternoon in Village 6, Muzvezve 1. A lightning bolt hit the tree. The five who died went […]

Bavarian Lightning: The 1869 Werder Pistol

This is a lot in the upcoming February 2020 Morphy Field & Range auction. Adopted by Bavaria in 1869, Johann-Ludwig Werder’s breechloading rifle was a brilliant piece of engineering, offering an automatically ejecting falling-block system with a remarkably high effective rate of fire and a wonderfully modular system of parts. Removing a single screw releases […]

WATCH lightning strike over Taal Volcano in the Philippines during 1st eruption in DECADES

The eruption began on Sunday and was caught on video by numerous bystanders, as well as surveillance cameras used to monitor the volcano. While Taal has been quiet since 1977, when the last major eruption occurred, it has been exhibiting increased seismic activity over the past few years. The initial eruption is described as phreatic […]

Lightning bolt kills 22 cows in Argentina

   The cows were apparently killed by a powerful electrical discharge when a lightning bolt struck a fence they were gathered near during a thunderstorm. A bizarre incident occurred in the La Pampa province of Argentina, where a group of some 22 Aberdeen Angus cows were reportedly killed by a single lightning bolt. According to […]

3 churchgoers killed, dozens injured by lightning bolt in Malawi

   A lightning strike killed at least 3 people and injured dozens more at a church on Sunday in Ntcheu. The lightning struck a church building at Tsangano in Ntcheu in the afternoon. Ntcheu police officer-in-charge Aubrey Nyirenda has confired of the three deaths due to the lightning. “Some of the casualties are admitted to […]

Lightning bolt kills 10 cattle, 2 goats in Zimbabwe

   A Gwanda farmer lost 10 head of cattle and two goats after they were struck by lightning. Ward 9 councillor Mozitha Moyo confirmed the incident which occurred in his area on Friday afternoon. He said Mr Jeconia Nyathi from Lushongwe Village was left with a herd of 26 cattle after disaster struck. “There is […]

Lightning bolt kills 17 cows, 2 sheep in Nigeria

   No fewer than 17 cows and two sheep have been killed by lightening in Iba, in Ifelodun Local Government Area of Osun state. The incident happened on Friday at Gaa Eleesun, a community mostly inhabited by Fulani herdsmen in Iba. THISDAY yesterday gathered that the thunderstorm, which struck at around 6:00pm left some residents […]

Lightning strikes kill 18 people in Pakistan

Lightning strikes have killed at least 18 people and injured several more during a deadly night in Pakistan’s Thar desert, police said, describing the deaths as “unprecedented.” Thunderstorms and a heavy downpour caused havoc in several villages, destroying dozens of homes, in an unusual rainfall event that a meteorologist says could be linked to […]

Hundreds of koalas feared dead as lightning sparks wildfire in Australia

   Hundreds of koalas are feared dead after wildfires ravaged Australia’s east coast. Some 2,000 hectares of land were burned through in the blaze, around two-thirds of which was koala habitat. The fire was started by a lightning strike on Friday near Port Macquarie, New South Wales. Sue Ashton, who runs Port Macquarie Koala Hospital, […]

Was that lightning? Rare thundersnow seen in southern Manitoba

   Thunderstorms are common in the prairies, but thundersnow? That doesn’t happen very often. But the rare weather phenomenon has been part of the early blast of winter pummeling southern Manitoba. Thunderstorm activity associated with a Colorado Low’s winter storm began Friday morning close to the American border. Around the Vita area, thunderstorm activity was […]

Lightning bolt kills 4 of a family in Chandpur, Bangladesh

   Four members of a family, including two children, were killed when a thunderbolt struck them in Boro Station area in the district town on Sunday. The deceased were identified as Wahida Begum, 55, wife of Sultan Mia, their daughter Rehana Begum, 27, wife of Saiful Islam, and Rehana’s son Sabbir, 8 and daughter Samia, […]

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