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people saw streams of light running along the ground two nights preceding that great earthquake.
To name a few, the Irish engineer Robert Mallet, the “founder of seismology”, published a five part catalog entitled “On the Facts of Earthquake Phenomena” (Mallet, 1851, 1852, 1853, 1854, 1855), in which numerous reports on earthquake luminosities can be found. His catalog, first presented to the British Association of Science, covers the years 1606 B.C. to 1842 A.D.. Ignazio Galli, an Italian priest who graduated in Natural Sciences, published in the early 1900s a catalog of 148 seismic events associated with different types of luminosities. His catalog covers the years 89 B.C. to 1910 A.D. and focuses mainly, but not exclusively, on European events (Galli, 1910). Other early researchers on the subject of earthquake lights (EQL) include the work of Taramelli and Mercalli (1888), De Ballore (1913), Terada (1931), Musya (1932), and Montandon (1948).
More recently, numerous studies have been published dealing with descriptions of EQL, some of them offering a possible explanation with regards to the light‐producing mechanisms (e.g., Yasui, 1973; Tributsch, 1978, 1982; Devereux et al., 1983; Gold and Soter, 1984; Hedervari and Noszticzius, 1985; Derr, 1986; Freund, 2003a; St‐Laurent et al., 2006; Derr et al., 2011).
I'm just as open minded as anyone else about ET but this makes sense and could account for a few of the 'Sightings' I'm not going to throw in the towel on the little guys coming to visit/study us just yet. I wonder if this explanation can account for all the sightings in the Peruvian desert or in California right before they experience an Earthquake?
Hmm perhaps they meant these lights:
Sichuan, China - 2008. Earthquake lights 30 minutes before the earthquake:
Christchurch, New Zealand - 2011. Earthquake lights days before the earthquake:
Sakurajima Volcano, Japan -2011. Blaze of light and smaller floating balls of lights shooting out of the earth:
I didn't think this was new, or news?
Naturally occurring Piezoelectric "Earth Light" events have been recorded and documented for awhile now ... I thought.
I'm guessing I'm just taking it for granted that this is common knowledge?
Cue the resistance to Science crowd.
edit on 1/6/2014 by AliceBleachWhite because: (no reason given)