Earthquake lights in New Zealand – Video

Footage filmed during the powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake shows the night sky lighting up with mysterious green, white and blue flashes.

New Zealander Zachary Bell said he filmed a video at ‘the peak of the shaking’, noting that ‘the sky began to light up with colours’ over the sea.

Similar accounts of lights in the sky emerged following the Christchurch earthquake in 2011, ABC News reported.

Zachary Bell’s video can also be seen here.

I describe earthquake lights in Not by Fire but by Ice. See chapter 8, “Earthquake Lights and Crazy Snakes.”

Thanks to Dean Koehler for this link

More about the earthquake here: arning-aftershocks-christchurch-pacific-live-latest-updates-a7414776.html

And here:

Also, see photos of cows trapped on a grassy “island” created by the earthquake. How will they get down?

Thanks to Sonya Porter for these links

10 thoughts on “Earthquake lights in New Zealand – Video”

  1. I’ve seen a strange purple puling in the sky once. I never did figure out what caused it, but I wasn’t the only one who spotted it.

  2. It would be interesting to know how well do the intensities of the lights correlate with the strength of the quakes as recorded on the seismographs? Could they be short lived aurora australis like phenomenon triggered by electostatic changes along the fault traces?

  3. the farmers managed to create a pathway for the cows today;-) theyre down safe;-)
    2 steer and a calf, some of the herd died and others are pretty stressed, as they lost calves;-(

  4. It looks like solar plasma hitting the magnetosphere.

    Suspicious observers on youtube has been using solar activity to predict earthquakes for a while now. Check them out. This seems to confirm what they have been saying for quite some time now.

  5. We had bright flashes during the Northridge quake in 1995. It turned out to be high voltage lines crossing over each other because the towers would bend as designed, and that would add enough slack to the lines to allow them to touch, or get near enough to arc. It was quite a show.

  6. Being here at the top of the South Island these past few days has been pretty scary. It was the biggest shake I have ever been through. But that big one has been followed by so many aftershocks. When working I can feel the swaying of the building, but then wonder if its just my imagination, its such a weird sensation.

  7. Likely it was just lightning in the clouds which seemed very thick in that area. Or could be exploding transformers.

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