The detectors of the global system GLD360, which tracks electrical phenomena in the atmosphere, responded to 590,000 lightning bolts thrown by the Hunga-Tonga-Hunga-Haapai underwater volcano during a recent catastrophic eruption. This is a record that almost doubled the previous one – 340 thousand lightning during the Anak Krakatau eruption in 2018 in Indonesia.
Such and accumulation of lightnings was occurred in just a week. The current record was set in a couple of days from January 13 to 15, 2021. At the same time, about 400 thousand lightnings struck in a few hours, demonstrating incredible density.
Electrical discharges flashed in a cloud of ash and volcanic gases that covered the island kingdom of Tonga and the vast area around it.
Observations showed that 56 percent of the lightning struck the ground and the ocean, the rest sparkled inside the cloud. And almost fifteen hundred landed directly in Tongatapu – the main island of the kingdom.
“It’s hard to imagine what people who were caught in a volcanic thunderstorm had to endure,” Chris Vagasky laments, a meteorologist at Vaisala, who carried out the measurements, “darkness, flooding and a lightning wall. Just the apocalypse.”
Volcanic thunderstorms are called dirty storms by meteorologists. They are not considered supernatural but collisions of negatively charged ash particles and positively charged flows of volcanic gases – an interaction that results in the formation of large electrical potentials.
According to scientists, the discharges that occur in clouds of ash are more powerful than ordinary thunderstorms.
The ability of volcanoes to throw lightning has long been known, at least at the level of eyewitness accounts. The first came from those who happened to watch the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.
By the way, evolutionists believe that the electrical discharges that pierced the clouds of volcanic ash billions of years ago, provoked chemical reactions that first led to the formation of chains of amino acids, and then to life.